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Gerald Ford visits Wofford

Every four years, South Carolina’s “first in the South” presidential primaries draw national attention to the Palmetto State.  Since 1988, the state has been particularly popular with Republican candidates, though the Democrats have competed in some years as well.  Many candidates have stopped in Spartanburg over the years, with almost obligatory stops at the Beacon.  […]

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George Washington Carver’s 1923 visit

When I asked the communications office if I could have a blog, it was largely because I come across items from time to time that are too good not to share with the community. When I found these two letters a few weeks ago, buried in a stack of crumbling files from the early 1920s, […]

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