From the writings of Louise Pettus
beloved stories from a beloved York County historian
Born Lancaster County in 1926, Louise Pettus was educated at Winthrop College, where she majored in history and subsequently taught high school history for one year. After her father's death in 1949, she returned home to manage the family store and cotton gin, which she did for six years. During this time, she earned her master's degree in history at the University of South Carolina. After her completing her graduate education, Ms. Pettus taught history for the following 11 years to high school and colleges in Arizona and Florida.
In 1968, she came back to South Carolina, where she taught at Winthrop, both in the School of Education and the Department of History. Ms. Pettus has published several books about South Carolina history and is one of the favorite historians in York County. Below, are just some of her numerous writings.
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DELIVERING THE MAIL DURING THE CIVIL WAR
HISTORY OF FLINT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
MEDICAL PRACTICES OF THE CATAWBA INDIANS
CATAWBA INDIAN HUNTING AND FISHING METHODS
JAMES ADAIRS ACCOUNT OF A CATAWBA WARRIOR
SAMUEL B. HALL & MAJ. LEWIS MERRILL
JOHN CRAIG'S STORY SHEDS LIGHT ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Leila A. Russell, Rural School Supervisor
William E. Rose & Rose's Hotel
John Rooker's Revolutionary War Pension
Rock Hill's Destructive Tornado & Fires - 1926
The articles included above were contributed by Louise Pettus, editor of The Quarterly, York County Genealogical & Historical Society
and posted on Ancestry.com for public view. © All rights reserved - Louise Pettus. Her stories are presented here for educational purposed only.