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Accession 139 - M66 (81)
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James Henry Carlisle [1825-1909] was an educator, professor at Wofford College [1854-1875] and President of Wofford [1875-1902]. Rocky Mount, later known as Mount Dearborn, was the National Armory located on the Catawba River in Rocky Mount, SC from 1802-1829. Rocky Mount was located just below the Great Falls (sometimes called Catawba Falls) on the Catawba River. After the Catawba River was dammed by Duke Electric the "Great Falls" no longer existed although there is a town there by that name founded in 1907.
Scope and Content Note
The James H. Carlisle Speech consists of a typescript copy of a speech delivered by James H. Carlisle concerning the "Great Falls" of the Catawba River as well as the establishment of Mount Dearborn, a federal military arsenal in the early 1800s in Chester County, South Carolina. The title of the speech is "What Might Have Been: An Almost Forgotten Page of South Carolina's History".
Transferred from Vertical File of the Reference Department, Dacus Library, Winthrop University
Military arsenals, Chester County SC, Rocky Mount SC, Catawba River, South Carolina Rivers
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "James H. Carlisle Speech - Accession 139 - M66 (81)". Finding Aid 171.