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Episode 83: South Carolina’s Islands of History, Mystery, and Monkeys with Sharon McMahon

podcast Jan 26, 2022

In today’s solo episode, Sharon dives into some of the unique stories of South Carolina’s beautiful barrier islands. The Sea Islands in South Carolina populate the coastal Lowcountry region and are rich in history, natural beauty and… monkeys. Join in as Sharon takes us on a tour, telling tales of famous authors, big sea battles, a mid-century Coney Island of the South, the culture of the Gullah, and Morgan Island’s colony of four thousand Rhesus monkeys. (No, you’re not allowed to pet them, or even step foot on the shores of their South Carolina island home!)

This Episode Will Teach You:

  • About the brief history of South Carolina's Lowcountry and barrier islands.
  • About Sullivan's Island
  • About the Isle of Palms
  • About the Gullah Barrier Islands
  • About Morgan Island

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