July 26, 2017, 2:46 pm
Establishing the Francis Marion

"At the end of the nineteenth century, the center of lumber production was shifting from the Northeast and the Great Lakes states to the vast southern pine belt that stretched in a crescent from Virginia to Texas. The big industrial timber corporations had begun running out of merchantable timber in the North and turned to areas with seemingly inexhaustible lumber resources, the Pacific Northwest and the South." Click here to read how the Francis Marion became a part of the landscape of the lowcountry.