Wicked Charleston

The Dark Side of the Holy City

Author: Mark R. Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614230323

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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A beautiful Southern city distinguished by its opulent homes, towering church steeples and hospitality, Charleston, South Carolina, has long been associated with the genteel side of Southern living. However, beyond the outward appearances that most people associate with Charleston, there is another side that most visitors and residents would dare not believe is part of the very fabric from which the city's history was woven. Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City, by local resident and tour guide Mark R. Jones, opens the door to the dark alleys and seedy characters not often associated with the Charleston of today. From the sexual escapades of an original Lord Proprietor and the comings and goings of the most notorious pirates, to secret brothels and nightclubs, Jones leads the reader back to a time when "drinking, eating and whoring with more than fifty wenches" was perhaps more common in the Holy City than one may imagine.
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History's Lost Moments Volume V

The Stories Your Teacher Never Told You

Author: Tom Horton

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149074469X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Tom Hortons stories, over 400 in all, on local and Southern history, have entertained and enlightened folks for decades. As a noted history teacher, newspaper columnist, and banquet speaker, Horton has captured the attention of his listeners and readers as he recounts the unique and less well-known aspects of the Souths colorful history. You will find everything from tales of the colonial pirates who squandered gold along our coast to modern bank mergers that left shareholders out in the cold. Soon, Tom Horton plans to turn his hand to fiction - for some of old Carolinas stories still cannot be told otherwise. As the old folks always said, Sooner or later, the truth will out. Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy Volume V of Historys Lost Moments.
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Six Miles to Charleston

The True Story of John and Lavinia Fisher

Author: Bruce Orr

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614232814

Category: History

Page: 128

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In 1819, a young man outwitted death at the hands of John and Lavinia Fisher and sparked the hunt for Charleston's most notorious serial killers. Former homicide investigator Bruce Orr follows the story of the Fishers, from the initial police raid on their Six Mile Inn with its reportedly grisly cellar to the murderous couple's incarceration and execution at the squalid Old City Jail. Yet there still may be more sinister deeds left unpunished, an overzealous sheriff, corrupt officials and documents only recently discovered all suggest that there is more to the tale. Orr uncovers the mysteries and debunks the myths behind the infamous legend of the nation's first convicted female serial killer.
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Palmetto Predators

Monsters Among Us

Author: Mark R. Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614234809

Category: History

Page: 96

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Author and crime writer Mark Jones presents the stories, and criminal minds, of nine serial offenders who terrorized South Carolina during the latter part of the twentieth century. The "Super Christian"? who turned a small beach community into a terrified town. The "Gaffney Strangler"? who taunted police with the message, "Stop me or I will kill again."? The schoolteacher-turned-rapist who eluded authorities for more than thirty years. And of course, the horrifying and tragic life of South Carolina's most successful serial killer, Pee Wee Gaskins. All are revealed here in chilling detail.
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South Carolina Killers

Crimes of Passion

Author: Mark R. Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614233608

Category: History

Page: 96

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Murder leaves no decade unscarred. In 1903, the lieutenant governor of South Carolina shot dead a local newspaper editor, in full view of witnesses. In 1944, George Stinney was marched to the electric chair, at age fourteen. In 1994, a mother made national news pleading for the return of her kidnapped sons, when in truth she had driven them to a watery grave herself. Jones spares no chilling detail in describing each of these crimes; all make for fascinating, and terrifying, reading.
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Doin' the Charleston

Black Roots of American Popular Music & the Jenkins Orphanage Legacy

Author: Mark Rowell Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615852034

Category: African American musicians

Page: 347

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FROM RAGS TO RAGTIME - THEY CREATED THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE 20TH CENTURY! For the first time, here is the stirring story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band and its role in American popular music. From slavery to freedom, follow the inspirational rags-to-riches story of some of America's greatest jazz musicians brought together by the determination of one man, a freed black slave named Rev. Daniel Jenkins. His Jazz Nursery revolutionized the music world! One cold December day in 1891, Rev. Jenkins discovered four black children huddled together in a railroad car. He had more than 500 children in his care. To support the Orphanage, Jenkins organized a brass band which performed on the Charleston streets for hand-outs. Ten years later, the Jenkins Band appeared in London, played for President Teddy Roosevelt and premiered on Broadway. Members of the Jenkins Band played with Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong. Then, tragically in 1919, one of the Jenkins' musicians committed a brutal murder which shocked America! During the next decade, the Roaring 20s, America underwent a tumultuous change in which everybody was soon DOIN' THE CHARLESTON! ILLUSTRATED WITH MORE THAN 70 PHOTOS!
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