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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Eutaw: 1938

Eutaw: 1938

1938. Eutawville vicinity. Berkeley County, South Carolina Low Country. "Cabin at Eutaw Plantation. Main building dates to 1808. Built by Wm. Henry Sinkler, son of indigo planting family. Descendants still live there." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Illustrative

This grandiose hovel could well illustrate the old Southern saying, "Too poor to paint, too proud to whitewash."

Pet Door

One can assume that these folks had some cats and rigged up a early version of a pet door through the shutter along with a ladder

Underwater now

Eutaw Plantation was in Berkeley County until 1908, when the state redrew county lines and placed it in Orangeburg County.

In 1939 the Santee Cooper hydroelectric power development program claimed the Eutaw Plantation lands in what was at the time the largest land clearing program in US history. All of Eutaw Plantation now lies beneath the man-made Lake Marion.

A Neo-Classical Cabin

Now I've seen everything.

 
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