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"Mary Long's Yesteryear: The Spirit of Charleston"
The Spirit of Charleston
In 1630, passengers on board the
departed England to attempt settlement at present-day Charleston. A storm at sea blew the ship off course and it landed in Virginia. Forty years passed before another effort was made to establish a settlement. This was the first of many natural occurrences that affected the city of Charleston. In this special one-hour program, Mary Long looks at the natural disasters that have struck the city throughout history, and examines the spirit of the people of Charleston in their dogged efforts to rebuild.