Coastal Ghosts: Haunted Places from Wilmington, North Carolina to Savannah, Georgia

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Sandlapper Pub., Apr 1, 1989 - History - 192 pages
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A GUIDE TO THE SITE OF GHOSTLY APPEARANCES AND MYSTERIOUS HAPPENINGS ALONG THE COAST FROM WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA'S FABLES LOW COUNTRY, TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

Author Nancy Rhyne, an experienced tour guide and acclaimed storyteller, takes you on a ghostly tour through part of the United States that she believes is richer in folklore and tales of strange happenings than any other.The folklore of this region is heavily influenced by both the lavish lifestyle of the wealthy colonial rice plantation owners and the superstitions and customs brought from Africa by the slaves who cultivated this land.

The twenty-five tales in this collection can be enjoyed as pure entertainment -- for these stories are full of strange occurrances, bizzare twists, and intriguing bits of history. But, the geographical grouping of the tales also provides an unusual tour guide. You'll visit houses built in a long-ago age and tiny churches where the colonists worshiped. You'll stroll down cobblestone streets and walk along reiverfronts where pirates came ashore with their bounty.

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Contents

Prologue
9
About Wilmington
17
The Grand Strand
47
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Nancy Rhyne, a resident of Murrells Inlet, is an award-winning author and one of the South's great storytellers. She strives to introduce children to the heritage of their area through local folklore and legends that are designed to inspire children to learn about their own surroundings as well as to entertain them with delightful stories of children, much like themselves, caught in some very unusual circumstances. She actively lectures to school groups, conventions, civic organizations, and other groups who enjoy her tales of the South Carolina Low Country, plantation life in the 1800s, and most recently, the intriguing tale of the infamous creature believed to be half human and half lizard that roams the lowlands. She has published many books.

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