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Make the most of your Backyards & Beyond Myrtle Beach trip: The South Carolina Hall of Fame

Blog Post created by Ryan Sweezey on Oct 14, 2015

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Next week is the Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C.! For any history buffs looking for a bit of local lessons, the journey is not far. In fact, you can get a taste of state history right in the Convention Center at the South Carolina Hall Fame!

Dedicated in 1973 and made the state’s official hall of fame in 2001, the South Carolina Hall of Fame “was created to recognize and honor those contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage and progress,” according to the Hall’s website.

Each year, one contemporary and one deceased citizen may be inducted, and inductees include both native South Carolinians who made their names elsewhere and those who made notable achievements after moving to the state.

Inductees made their marks in a variety of areas, including politics, medicine, sports, entertainment, military, literature, civil rights, industry and more. Some of the most famous members include President Andrew Jackson, Vice President John Calhoun and Senator Strom Thurmond. 2015’s inductees were Susan Pringle Frost, a leader in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and philanthropist Darla Moore.

You can test your local history knowledge on the website, where there is a quiz with three difficulty levels. Try it before and after visiting to see what you’ve learned!

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