18 October 2015

"Well-Dressed Marine of 1915"

The importance of the investment that the US Navy made in Beaufort County at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century is a key point in volume 3, Bridging the Sea Islands's Past and Present, by Lawrence Rowland and Stephen Wise (release date 30 October 2015). In the words of Larry Rowland, "The military saved Beaufort County" and set up the area for explosive growth during the mid-20th century. 

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot began training recruits on Parris Island in 1915. However those recruits trained here and left as Marines would discover that what worked over here would not work "Over There" during World War I. Dave Smoot explains what Parris Island recruits and Marines looked like before they went to make the world safe for democracy. This free program will include artifacts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the USMC Recruit Depot. No registration. Just show up to learn more about recruit training 100 years ago.

“Well-Dressed Marine of 1915” with Dave Smoot
Tuesday, October 20 at 6 pm 
Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort

Looking ahead:  The USC-B Libraries and the BDC are hosting two author book talks and signings south of the Broad River with Drs. Rowland and Wise. Free. No registration. 
 · Thursday, Nov. 12th at 4 pm | BDC@ USC-B South Campus Library | Ages 12 to Adult
· Thursday, December 3rd at 4 pm | BDC@ Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road | Ages 12 to Adult


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