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Revolutionary War Francis Marion Living History Encampment in Clarendon County, SC  www.francismarioncountry.com

Revolutionary War History in Clarendon County, SC  www.francismariontrail.com  

Francis Marion Symposium:  www.francismarionsymposium.com       Swamp Fox Murals: www.swampfoxtrail.com

Early history of FMLH Encampments link

Celebrate General Francis Marion Rev. War Living History Encampment for
General Francis Marion Memorial Day on 27 February every year.

 Celebrate Feb 27, 2016

(Registered students & classes Feb 25-26, 2016)

at Camp Bob Cooper (R.M. Cooper Leadership Center,

8001 M.W. Rickenbaker Road, Summerton, SC 29148).

(See Facebook: Francis Marion Living History Encampment for photos)

Students from many classes celebrate Francis Marion and Rev. History.

Photos of Encampments (below) show re-enactor stations, and photos of 2015.

Fun Time. the way to learn history.

Be a Time Traveler. Turn back the clock to the 1700’s as you walk back in time

to the Carolina Backcountry Frontier.  You follow in the footsteps of Francis Marion to experience

 18th century life ways and skills: wilderness travel, food & life in the backcountry for survival.

Teachers & students from local schools reserve their day to visit on Thursday or Friday.

Field lay-out and participants below.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Re-enactor stations demo Hands-on Rev. history activities all day, 9-2.

DAR Memorial to Rev. Battles and General Francis Marion about 1.

 

Skills planned:

Back-country Clothing, Basket-making, Bees & Candle-making, Black-powder Flintlocks,

Colonial Food & Medicine, Colonial Crafts, Colonial Games, Colonial Surveyor,

Crime & Punishment-Civilian & Military, Firestarting & Flintlocks, Fort Watson, 'Hawk Throwing,

Jaeger Hessian Camp, Joinery-Woodworking, Marion's Militia, Musket & Militia Drills, Native Points & Pots,

Up Country Militia (New Acquisition Militia), Quill writing, Quilts, Yo-yos, Textiles & Sewing

 

Re-enactors to Francis Marion Living History at Camp Bob Cooper for Hands-on-History:

- Making reservations

                                                       Grateful appreciation to our sponsors for 2016:  
                                           Matching Grant from Rotary District 7770 Foundation

                                          Manning Rotary Club               Summerton Rotary Club
                                          Bank of Clarendon           FTC                           NBSC          

                                          Prothro Chevy                  G & C Summers              C & B Swager     

                                         W & D Turbeville         Turbeville Ruritan Club         B & N Walsh

                                         John Mathis, Agent, Jeffords Insurance Agency

                                         Francis Marion Symposium Donations

A Memorial to Battle of Wyboo Swamp and General Francis Marion and

 Wreath-laying by SAR, DAR, and CAR chapters is Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 1PM.

Ceremony sponsored by Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning DAR.

All are invited.

(If you wish to print this ever changing field lay-out, print only pages 1-2.)

2016 Draft Design/layout of the field of  History stations with students starting Feb. 25

Draft Field lay-out,  changes for drier ground:

 

 <tree line

18)  Col. Music/Dance w/Nelson's Ferry, Party at Cantey's: DanC, GarlandH


7) Colonial Medical & Food w/ Sweet Potato Story: Bea R, Sharon M, Peg C

                         entering road >

                         Wyboo Site >

6) 'Hawk Throwing w/ Ft Motte: Jim G, Don E




19) Colonial Games: Bob B, Gloria J, Nanci F w/ Wyboo

 

 < tree line

17)  Colonial Crafts w/ Eliza Lucas P: Pat, Kathy T, KayKr


8) Quill writing w/ Ox Swamp: F:Nancy C, Sue C, Th:Carrie T, June B


5) Woodworking w/ Palmetto Ft :  Doug B, Jim M




20) Flintlocks & Firestarter + Ox Swamp: Frank & BrendaH

 

 < tree line

16) Colonial Surgeon  w/  Sweet Potato Story: 

Bucky M, Karen M


9) History Clothes & Looms w/ RRichardson:

  Mel W, Claire B


4) Musket Drill w/ Tearcoat :

   Larry C, Doyle G, Jean G




21) Ft Watson & Maham Tower: Wright T, Ursula H, Constance H, Margaret R

 

 < tree line

15)  Textiles, Sewing, Looms: w/ Ft Motte: 

  Jan T, Jewell B


10) Points & Old Pots

 w/ Wyboo Swamp:

   Jim S, Ted J


3) Mil. Crime & Punishment w/HalfWay Swamp: Mikey R + Chris M




22) Crime & Punishment - Civ. w/ HalfWay Swamp: 

  Dianne C, Paul W

  

 < tree line

14) New Acq Militia Drill

 w/Tearcoat: Randall E,  Dana E, Mickey S


11) Textiles, Quilts,Yoyos w/ ElizaLP: MaryAnn D, Rosemary H, Barb H,


2) Marion’s Militia Weapons & gear RickyR + Jerry R w/ FtWatson

 




23) Basket-making w/Palmetto Ft: Myrna W, Bonnie L,

     Teena B

 

 < tree line

13) Colonial Surveyor w/RRichardson TomT, JackS


12) Bees & Candles w/ 1st Flag: Ken P, Kesie


1) Jaeger-Hessian Camp, Firestarter w/ Nelson's Ferry: Jim VN, Don C




24) Animals w/ Ball's Horse: 

  Horton D, Art W, F-WhitJ, Lucy C   

                          near board fence>

1st Column start line- DianneC

2nd Column start line-June


3rd Column start line-DonE

4th Column start line-Mel/NancyC


Gym & toilets  \/

Entry Port

       gym road \/

Cafeteria, Lunch, Wyboo Site >

Students have an opportunity to drill and march as Revolutionary soldiers did; throw 'hawks (tomahawks);

 play games of the period and many hands-on history activities. 

Re-enactors demonstrate the use of colonials' weapons and survival skills.
Students arrive by school buses to Camp Bob Cooper for their "day", before 8:50 AM and depart by 1:30 PM

in order to maintain their bus schedules.
The students have lunch in the Camp Bob Cooper cafeteria.
 Camp Bob Cooper will need $12 per student for the lunch and the day’s experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   We're very sad that our friend & reenactor

   Al Hausfeld

   passed away Feb 7, 2016 in Florence, SC. 

   Al will be dearly missed.

 

  Most recent portrayal of Francs Marion

by a third grader 11-13-15:  

 

Celebrate General Francis Marion Rev. War Living History Encampment for
General Francis Marion Memorial Day on 27 February every year.

 Celebrate Feb 27-28, 2015

at Camp Bob Cooper (R.M. Cooper Leadership Center,

8001 M.W. Rickenbaker Road, Summerton, SC 29148).

(See Facebook: Francis Marion Living History Encampment for photos)

Students from 18 classes celebrate Francis Marion and Rev. History.

Photos of Encampments (below) show re-enactor stations, and new photos of this year.

Fun Time. inside without the weather, inside plan below.

Be a Time Traveler. Turn back the clock to the 1700’s as you walk back in time

to the Carolina Backcountry Frontier.  You follow in the footsteps of Francis Marion to experience

 18th century life ways and skills: wilderness travel, food & life in the backcountry for survival.

Teachers & students from local schools reserve their day to visit.

Field lay-out and participants below.

Friday, February 27, 2015 Starting at 6:15 pm Lantern walks – 

Spy on History through the swamp-side forest for vignettes of history.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Re-enactor stations demo Hands-on Rev. history activities all day, 9-2.

DAR Memorial to Rev. Battles and General Francis Marion between noon and 1.

Thanks for the article to The Item & Konstantin Vengerowsky

 

Skills to be experienced:

Back-country Clothing, Basket-making, Bees & Candle-making, Black-powder Flintlocks,

Colonial Blacksmith, Colonial Food & Medicine, Colonial Crafts, Colonial Games, Colonial Surveyor,

Crime & Punishment-Civilian & Military, Firestarting & Flintlocks, Fort Watson, 'Hawk Throwing,

 Jaeger Hessian Camp, Joinery-Woodworking, Musket & Militia Drills, Native Points & Pots,

Up Country Militia (New Acquisition Militia), Quill writing, Quilts, Yo-yos, Textiles & Sewing

 

Re-enactors to Francis Marion Living History at Camp Bob Cooper for Hands-on-History, 2015:

Mary A, Bob B, John B, Teena B, Doug B, Sue B, Sue C. Don C, Denley C & EJ, Nancy C, Greg C, Peggy C,

Diane C, Larry C, Horton D, Richard D, Mary Anne D, Paul D, Don E, Helene E, Dick F, David F, Nanci F,

Jean G, Jim G, Sarah Sue H, Garland H, Al H, Rosemary H, Bruce H, Brenda H, Constance H, Frank H, Brenda H,

Ursula H, Ted J, Gloria J, Kay K, Bonnie L, Sharon M, Bucky M, Pat P, Ken P, Sandy P, Kay P,  Mike R, Robert R,

Jack S, Bob S, Ron S, Carol S, Mickey S, Jim S, Carole S, Kathy T, Carrie T, Jan T, Tom T,  Mel W, Larry W, Myrna W

                                                       Grateful appreciation to our sponsors for 2015:  
                                           Matching Grant from Rotary District 7770 Foundation

                                           Manning Rotary Club               Summerton Rotary Club
                                          G & C Summers
 
                       C & B Swager

                                         W & D Turbeville                      Turbeville Ruritan Club

                                         Gay Kinzer & Peter Reilly

                                         John Mathis, Agent, Jeffords Insurance Agency

                                         Francis Marion Symposium Donations

Over 500 students & adults participated in Rev. history Thursday & Friday, another 100+ on Saturday.

Saturday Visitors came from Alcolu, Bloomville, Bluffton, Bonneau, Charlotte, Columbia, Elloree, Florence, Fairmont, NC,

Greenville, Hartsville, Kingstree, Lexington, Manning, Maysville, Moncks Corner, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston,

Paxville, Saluda, Santee, St George, Summerton, Sumter and more.

Thank you for participating.

Re-enactors came from  Bennettsville, Brattonsville, Bristol, TN,  Charlotte, NC, Columbia, Florence, Fort Mill,

Manning, Marion, Rock Hill, Summerton, Sumter, Turbeville, Walterboro   

 

   Feb. 2015 Field lay-out with History Stories  (Changes as necessary)

Yes - Nasty weather, new lay-out for inside Gym & Conference Center:

              Conference Center / Walter Cox Bldg. (beyond football field)

                   Row 1 \/

  

   Row 3 \/  

Stage-5 Textiles/Quilts w/ElizaLP: RosemaryH, MaryAnneD, HeleneE

 

CornerRt-6 Pots & Points    TedJ, JimS  w/Wyboo 

3rd  lunch  ^

    

       3rd  lunch  ^

 

 

Mid-Rt-7 MilitaryCrime & Punishment MikeRohaus+ PaulD  w/ HalfWay Swamp 

LtCorner-Door4  'Hawk throw   JimG, DonE, DavidF-Fr w/ Ft Motte

 

  1st lunch/\\/      

  

 3rd  lunch \/ /\

 

 

NearCoffee-8  Musket Drill:  LarryC, GregC, Mickey  w/Tearcoat

Lt-wall-3 New Acq Militia  -Maps: RobertR, JeanG: w/FtWatson  

 

 

 

1st lunch    \//\

 

                   

        

   Classrm4Rt-9   Games, Stilts , BobB, GloriaJ, NanciF w/SweetPot

    ClassrmLt2-2 Colonial Surveyor w/RRichardson TomT, Jack S, HortonD

   

            Recruits

        

 2nd  lunch/\

       2nd lunch \/

 

Classrm3-10 Quillwriting  NancyC, SueC w/ OxSwamp      Recruits sign 

ClassroomLt 1-1 Jack's Creek +NelsFry: DickF, AlH, DonC  

 

 

 2nd lunch  \//\ Cont.Money \/ as they leave

 

 

Hall-11 Candles/Bees

 LarryW+CaroleS-1st Flag      

Start line Constance         Bob-Coffee   

 

Start line- WrightT   Sign-in   20 min./station

 After Lunch go to other location

 

     Earliest arrivals start at Conf. Center-Walter Cox

                                            Gym

    Row 2  \/

 

Earliest arrivals start at CC  Row 4  \/

Gym-Stands-Lt-6 Hist.Clothes w/Ft Motte: MelW, Sandy

           

Gym-Stands-7 FtWatson- Maham Tower: JohnB  +Constance +Ursula

3rd  Lunch /\\/

    

   1st lunch /\\/

Gym-PtRt-5 Colonial Blacksmith: w/Half-Way Swamp BruceH, BrendaH, Richard-Fr + BuckyM

 

 GymRt -8 Col. Food & Medical: Sharon, RonS  w/Sweet Potato Story,  Salt

            3rd Lunch  \/

 

 1st lunch /\ \/

Gym-PtLt-4 Textiles-sewing:  Sarah SueH, MaryA, JanT w/Tearcoat

 

 

GymRtHeat-9  Basket-making Myrna, Bonnie, TeenaB  w/Palmetto Ft  Recruits sign

GymBkDoor-3 Bees  KenPh,  Carrie, Doug: 1stFlag  

 

 

 

3rd Lunch /\

                   

        

2nd lunch    \/  

 Gym-BBRt-2 Crime & Civilian Punishment: DianneC, PegC, CarolS w/RRichardson,

   

 Gym1-2Doors-10 Firestarting/Flintlock  FrankH, Brenda   w/ Ox Swamp

    2nd Lunch /\

recruits Cont $    \/

 

\/ /\ 2nd  lunch              Signin - Porch>

GymLtBB-1  DenleyC, DougB + apprentice EJ: jointer/woodworker NelsFry

 

Gym-Classrm-11  Crafts-corndolls: PatP w/Eliza Lucas: KayKr +KathyT

     /\  2nd lunch

 

Start near tent –DianneC & ConstanceH

Bell/Foxhorn/ Crow call   >> 

After Lunch go to other location

 

    

                  <     By road Bus Parking     

 

Paul-Coffee   Earliest arrivals start @ 1 or 9

Photos SB & PC, Thx

 

About half of this year's re-enactors for FMLH Encampment, Photos PC, SB & DB, Thx..

   EPR Manning DAR Memorial Feb 28, 2015, Photos credit DC, Thanks.

 

         January, 2015, Dr Christine Swager, Author of "Black Crows & White Cockades", "If Ever Your Country Needs You", and other Rev. books, donated

         books to the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society for use in our history enrichment program with these area schools.  February, 2015, Dr. Swager's books

         were delivered to Clarendon Hall & St Paul in Summerton, & Manning Primary, Manning Elementary & Laurence Manning Academy.

 

Francis Marion Living History Encampment February 20-22, 2014 at Camp Bob Cooper - Best ever.

Students from 21 classes celebrate Francis Marion and Rev. History.

Photos of Encampments (below) show re-enactor stations, with new photos of this year.

Grateful appreciation to our sponsors for 2014:    

Manning Rotary Club
 Matching Grant from Rotary District 7770 Foundation

Summerton Rotary Club

  G & C Summers,
 W & D Turbeville

Francis Marion Symposium Donations

G Kinzer & P Reilly

Lamar's Country Corner

Nell Black, Karen MacNutt
John Mathis, Clay Clark

"Like" on Facebook: Francis Marion Living History Encampment 

Biggest Thank You to all the re-enactors for the huge success - 2014

Thank you to the Clarendon Citizen, great story & Frank & Brenda:

 http://www.clarendoncitizen.com/article/elusive-swamp-fox-showcased-encampment Great coverage.

On FTC-TV see Mark Robert's "Back in Time"

Over 600 students & adults participated in Rev. history Thursday & Friday.

Saturday Visitors came from Alcolu, Beaufort, Beech Mountain, NC, Bloomville, Bluffton, Charlotte, Columbia, Elloree, Florence, Greenville, Hartsville, Lexington,

Manning, Maysville, Myrtle Beach, North Augusta, Pawley's Island, Saluda, St George, Summerton, Sumter and more.

We are pleased with the participation.

Re-enactor came from Boston, MA, Bristol, TN,  Columbia, Fayetteville, NC, Florence, Iron Station NC, Manning, Rock Hill, Summerton, Sumter, Turbeville, Walterboro   Best one ever!

Friday, February 21, 2014 

6:15 pm Lantern walks – Spy on History through the swamp-side forest.

Dress warmly. Walks leave every 10 minutes from 6:15 to 8 PM.  Meet beside the Gym.

                                         Thanks to SueB for the great photos.                                              

Colonial Activities    Saturday, Feb 22:  9 AM – 3 PM

Hands-on activities for families & children.  Demos through-out.

Site: Camp Bob Cooper, South end of Rickenbaker Road

Remember the Lantern Walk: Spy on History:

Friday, 21 Feb., 2014, 6:15 - 8 PM: Tour through the forest with a guide to visit History Vignettes.

A Memorial to Battle of Wyboo Swamp and General Francis Marion and

 Wreath-laying by SAR, DAR, and CAR chapters is Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 1PM.

Ceremony sponsored by Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning DAR.

All are invited.

For 2014 Design/layout of the field of  History stations with students starting Feb. 20

Field lay-out:

 

18)  Colonial Cooking + Sweet Potato Story: Bea + Kay

Goalpost

7) Medical Surgeon  + Eutaw Sp: Sharon +  Marg + Bucky


6) Colonial Games + Sweet Potato Story: Bob + DonF




19) Flintlocks & Horns

  + Palmetto Ft: Dick + Doug


17)  Marion Stories + Eutaw Springs: KarenM + KarenR


8) Quill writing + Ox Swamp:   Nancy + Carrie


5) Musket Drill + Tearcoat :

         Greg + Larry + Mickey




20) 'Hawk Throwing + Tearcoat: Jim + DonE-Th


16) Colonial Crafts + Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Pat+ Angie + KayKr


9) Crime & Punishment - Civ. Half-Way Swamp: Helen  + DianneC


4) Indigo & Natural Dyes + Eliza Lucas P:  Peggy + Jean




21) Ft Watson & Maham Tower:  John + Constance


15)  History Clothes & Looms + Ft Motte: Mel + Sandy +Helene-Th


10) Points & Old Pots

 + Wyboo Swamp: Jim + Ted

           + SueC


3) Hessian - Surveying  + Palmetto Ft:  TomT + June




22) Flintlocks & Firestarter + Ox Swamp:  Frank +  Brenda

 

14) Mil. Crime & Punishment + Half-Way Swamp: Mikey +Jeanie


11) Textiles, Spinning, Weaving + Ft Motte: JanT

      + Rosemary


2) Kings Mt. Militia, Weapons & Gear +  Ft Watson:  Ricky +Angie




23) Beekeeper & Candles

    + 1st Flag: Ken + Donna


13) Hessian Militia Firearms + Nelson Ferry: Bryan + Ursula


12) Bees & Candles  + 1st Flag: Larry + Carole


1) Hessian-Jaeger Camp, Firestarter + Nelson's Ferry: Jim + Charlotte




24) History w/ Animals + Ball's Horse:  Teena + Lucy + Nanci + Kesie               near Corral >

1st Column start line- Diane

2nd Column start line-Constance

Goalpost 

3rd Column start line-John

4th Column start line-NancyC

< Cafeteria, Lunch, Fife Music & Wyboo


Entry Port


Gym & toilets -\/

February 22-23, 2013 Encampment  -  Schedule modified due to weather;

stations are in the gym and auditorium; worked out better than ever.

Grateful appreciation to our sponsors for 2013:    

Manning Rotary Club
 Matching Grant from Rotary District 7770 Foundation

Summerton Rotary Club

  G & C Summers,
  W & D Turbeville

Francis Marion Symposium Donations

Clay Clark, Lamar's Country Corner,  G Kinzer & P Reilly    

 Before the next encampment, come & tour: "Clarendon County Tour" app will tell and show you

these sites and markers; download here or at Google Play apps Store.  This is your walking and talking tour of the historic markers & sites

   Or tour at home & pick the site to visit in Clarendon County, South Carolina

2013 new photos below:

Thanks for photos to Sue B & Kay P.

Site:  RM Cooper 4-H Leadership  (Camp Bob Cooper),   8001 Rickenbaker Road,  Summerton, SC 29148

Friday, February 22, 2013 

6:30 pm Lantern walks – Spy on History through the swamp-side forest. (Dress warmly)

 One-two presentation at 6:15 to 7 PM. Visit History vignettes, in the Gym. 

Colonial Activities

Saturday, Feb 23:  9:00 – 2:00 PM

Hands-on activities for families & children.  Changes are possible.

         Home-schoolers & all students are welcome to participate

on Friday evening and Saturday, and it's FREE.

Thanks to the folks who came & participated from Charleston, Havelock, NC, Hilton Head,

Manning, Orangeburg, Summerton, Sumter, Westminster and more.

 9:00 AM Open &  in the Gym -  Modified by weather
 9:30 Stations as possible in the gym
12:00 noon

 Memorial to Battle of Wyboo Swamp

 Wreath-laying by SAR, DAR, and CAR chapters - Indoors in the Gym

 2:00 Closing

 

Find us on Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francis-Marion-Living-History-Encampment/

Remember the Lantern Walk: Spy on History: Friday, 22 Feb., 2013, 6:15 - 8 PM: History vignettes

For 2013 Design/layout of the field of
 History stations with students Feb. 21

 

 

18) Colonial Cooking + Sweet

     Potato Story: Dorothy + Bea

Goalpost

7) Medical Surgeon  + Eutaw Sp:   Sharon +  Marg


6) Colonial Games + Sweet Potato Story: Chuck + Bob + Don




19) Cannon Drill -

   + Palmetto Ft: Dick + Al


17)  Medical-Surgeon  + Eutaw

       Springs: Patrice + Bucky


8) Quill writing + Ox Swamp:

          Nancy + Wanda


5) Musket Drill + Tearcoat :

         Greg + Larry + Sidney




20) 'Hawk Throwing

     +  Tearcoat: Jim + Jack


16) Colonial Crafts + Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Pat + Angie + Lulie


9) Crime & Punishment - Civ.

 + Half-Way Swamp: Helen +Winston


4) Indigo & Natural Dyes + Eliza Lucas P:  Peggy + Jean + Willie




21) Ft Watson & Maham Tower:

          John + Wright


15)  History Clothes & Looms

      + Ft Motte: Mel + Sandy


10) Points & Old Pots

  + Wyboo Swamp: Jim + Ted


3) Hessian - Edged Weapons 

     + Palmetto Ft:  Justin + Jean




22)  Black Powder Flintlock & Firestarter + OxSwamp: Frank + Sue + Brenda

 

14) Crime & Punishment - Mil.

   + Half-Way Swamp: Mikey + Helene


11) Textiles/Sewing & Lap Loom + Ft Motte:  Shana + Mary +Ronda+ Randi


2) Jacks Creek Militia, Weapons & Gear +  Ft Watson:  Ricky +Johnny




23) Beekeeper & Candles

    +  1st Flag: Ken + Kay


13)Hessian Militia Firearms + Nelson  Ferry: Bryan + Ursula


12) Bees & Candles

    + 1st Flag:  Carole+ Trisha


1) Marion story-teller  +  Nelson's Ferry:

           Karen + Constance




24) History w/ Animals + Ball's Horse:

   Carrie + Nanci + Will + Teena

                                      Corral >

1st Column start line-Wright

2nd Column start line-Dorothy

Goalpost 

3rd Column start line-John

4th Column start line-Nancy

< Cafeteria, Lunch, Fife Music & Wyboo


Entry Port


Gym & toilets -\/

FMLH videos, Thanks, Jack: A:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyeTEzqtrXI&list=LLfjVeyFvNt8PXTDYhSZHblg&index=1&feature=plpp_video

B:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6pHQdQ0k9E

   Directions to Camp Bob Cooper: Between Manning & Summerton on I-95 Exit 115:
  From I-95 Exit 115 - if coming from the North:
   Turn South on US 301 / Alex Harvin Highway pass Georgio’s
      (JW Carter Rd is about 1 mile South towards Summerton)
   Turn South / Left  on  Rev. JW Carter / S-14-14 Road, go over I-95
   At Davis Station
   Turn West / Right  on  Moses Dingle / S-14-25 Road
      (Only one block to left turn, past a store on left)
   Turn South / Left  on  MW Rickenbaker / S-14-64 Road
   Camp Bob Cooper is at the end of the road.

 

If coming from the East, the beach or on US 521:

Enter Manning on US 521.

At 1st  stoplight continue straight on SC 261 to Mill St / SC 260

 At 3rd stoplight, Turn Left / South on Mill St / SC260

Continue south to Jordan about 10 miles

At Jordan, Turn Right / West on Moses Dingle Rd / S-14-25 to Davis Station

Turn Left / South on MW Rickenbaker / S-14-64

Camp Bob Cooper is at the end of the road.

 

From I-95 Exit 108 - if coming from the South:
   Bear Right or South-East onto MG Hemingway, S-102
      At the T, turn Left or East on Bill Davis Rd., S-127
  At stop sign, Davis Crossroads, continue straight
   At Davis Station stop sign,
   Turn Right / South  on  MW Rickenbaker / S-14-64 Road
   Camp Bob Cooper is at the end of the road.

 

J&E Superette is on Rickenbaker Rd & has good hamburgers, etc. on the way.
 Motels are at I-95 Exits 108, 115 & 119

2012 Design/layout of the field of
 history stations for Feb. 23 & 24. Open Saturday, Feb 25 for the Public

 

18) Colonial Stories  & Sweet Potato Story - Dorothy

Goalpost

7) Cannon & Flintlocks

       & Palmetto Ft - Al-Dick


6) Blacksmithing & Eutaw Springs-Gerald




19)Blacksmithing & Eutaw Springs-Bruce-Mick


17) Colonial Crafts - Eliza Lucas

           Pinckney - Pat


8) Sewing/Quilts-Ft Motte-Pat


5) Colonial Games-Stilts-Sweet Potato -Chuck

 


 

20) 'Hawk Throwing & Tearcoat-Jim


16) History Clothes, Wyboo Swamp -Mel


9) Quill writing - Ox Swamp

         -Nancy


4) Muskets, Flintlocks & Tearcoat -Greg


21) Ft Watson-Maham Tower-John

 

15) Naval Weapons &  Crime - HalfWay Swamp -Steven


10) Points/Old Pots

   & Wyboo Swamp - Jim

 

3) Indigo/Natural Dyes & Eliza Lucas P -Peg

 

 

 

22)  Spinning, Looms - Ft Motte-Bev

 

14) Indian Lore-Ox Swamp-Ghost

 

11) Crime & Punishment

    & HalfWay Swamp- Wright

 

2) Marion's Militiaman & Ft Watson -Ricky

 

 

 

23) Barber-Surgeon  & Palmetto Fort

            - Sharon

 

13)HessianMilitia-NelsonFerry-Bryan

 

12) Candle Making

       & 1st Flag -Larry

 

1) Hessian-Jaeger Camp & Nelson's Ferry-Jim

 

 

 

24) Beekeeper, Candles, 1st Flag - Ken

1st Column start line

2nd Column start line

Goalpost 

3rd Column start line

4th Column start line   Corral >

< Cafeteria, Lunch, Fife Music & Wyboo

Entry Port

Gym & toilets -\/

Bus Parking  -  \/

    Directions to Camp Bob Cooper: Between Manning & Summerton on I-95 Exit 115:
  From I-95 Exit 115:
   Turn South on US 301 / Alex Harvin Highway pass Georgio’s
      (JW Carter Rd is about 1 mile South towards Summerton)
   Turn South / Left  on  Rev. JW Carter / S-14-14 Road, go over I-95
   At Davis Station
   Turn West / Right  on  Moses Dingle / S-14-25 Road
      (Only one block to left turn, past a store on left)
   Turn South / Left  on  MW Rickenbaker / S-14-64 Road
   Camp Bob Cooper is at the end of the road.
 Motels are at Exits 108, 115 & 119 on I-95

                                   Early history of FMLH Encampments   2002  -  link
                         Check out:  SCIway - The South Carolina Information Highway

Sumter High School Hands on History students show survival skills

of Revolutionary Period
during Striped Bass Festival, April, 2002 &

Victory at Fort Watson Encampment, October, 2002.

Francis Marion  history, murals, & sites in Clarendon County, SC

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