Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2822 | Summer 2016 Local History Spotlight It was centuries later that the elusive “Swamp Fox,” Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion, marched through Horry County en route to the Battle of Black Mingo and set up camp for a night in Conway (then called Kingston). More than once, the Waccamaw River played a significant role in Marion’s guerrilla efforts in the fight for American independence. Perhaps the river’s rich background subconsciously contributes to locals’ sense of pride, as regional remembrance holds weight in how we function as a society. “Here in Horry County, cultural memory is important, since Southern society is often described as especially tied to the past, particularly bound to the value of not forgetting,” says Turner. “I think the Waccamaw R iver is itself a fertile site of collective memory.” Although this collective memory adds to the town’s identity, it can be as difficult to nail down as rainwater. Wacca Wache Marina, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Photo provided by Austin Bond Photography. Dr. Daniel Cross Turner, Coastal Carolina University