Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

McCabe to Speak on Four Founding Families Tuesday at State Archives

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

McCabe to Speak on Four Founding Families Tuesday at State Archives

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Four families who played major roles in converting Charleston from an isolated settlement into a regionally significant city will be the topic of a free public presentation on Tuesday by Charleston real estate developer and former state Senator Brooks McCabe. The program starts at 6 p.m. in the State Culture Center's Archives and History Library.

McCabe, the author of several articles on regional history topics, will discuss the Hale, James, Dickinson and Smith families, who did much to create the Charleston of today.

Dr. John P. Hale, grandson of Mary Draper Ingles of "Follow the River fame, became a major player in Charleston's industrial development, served as the city's mayor, built a hotel bearing his name, and at one time owned all ferry boats operating in the city.

Shortly after the end of the Civil War, the Rev. …

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