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Mary Long's Yesteryear
Mary Long's Yesteryear

MARY LONG'S YESTERYEAR SEASON 2
Taped on historic sites across South Carolina, producer and host Mary Long delights you as she weaves the stories of a rich heritage from pirates to plantations. This series explores little-known stories that you won’t find in the history books. Many of the sites visited in the programs are open to the visiting public. Mary Long succeeds in showing a seldom-seen side of history.

DVD $200.00
Mary Long's Yesteryear Season 3
Taped on historic sites across South Carolina, producer and host Mary Long delights you as she weaves the stories of a rich heritage from pirates to plantations. This series explores little-known stories that you won’t find in the history books. Many of the sites visited in the programs are open to the visiting public. Mary Long succeeds in showing a seldom-seen side of history.

DVD $145.00
MARY LONG'S YESTERYEAR SEASON 4
Taped on historic sites across South Carolina, producer and host Mary Long delights you as she weaves the stories of a rich heritage from pirates to plantations. This series explores little-known stories that you won’t find in the history books. Many of the sites visited in the programs are open to the visiting public. Mary Long succeeds in showing a seldom-seen side of history.

DVD $175.00
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Sea Island Sanctuary: The Legacy of Dataw Island
Visit scenic Dataw Island, near Beaufort, where developers have preserved the early history of this barrier island. Learn of discoveries on the island from University of South Carolina archaeologist Dr. Larry Lepionka. Hear the story of the Sams family, who constructed one of the region’s most lucrative plantations on Dataw.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Retreat of a Firebrand: The Home of John C. Calhoun
Visit the stately home of this famous South Carolina statesman. Mary Long details the private and public life of the champion of states’ rights and offers viewers a fascinating tour of Fort Hill, Calhoun’s home located on the scenic Clemson University campus.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Architect of Heritage: Robert Mills
From Washington, D.C., to Landsford Canal in South Carolina, tribute is paid to the work of 18th-century architect Robert Mills. Mary Long visits monuments in Washington and Baltimore, as well as buildings in South Carolina in Columbia, Lancaster, Union, and Charleston—that were designed by America’s first architect, Robert Mills..

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Walnut Grove: An Upcountry Plantation
Tour Walnut Grove, a restored plantation in Spartanburg County. The program tells the story of Kate Barry, a female Paul Revere who rode through the countryside warning of the coming British troops. Accompany Mary Long on a fascinating historical tour of the house and grounds.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Guns of Revolution: Forts Moultrie and Sumter
Explore the role of two strategic forts guarding the entrance to Charleston. Hear the story of the gallant stand against British warships at Fort Moultrie during the Revolutionary War and learn how it changed the tide. Hear about soldiers who took separate sides at the start of the Civil War. This program is an excellent primer for those planning a visit to the port city of Charleston.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Skull and Crossbones: South Carolina's Infamous Pirates
This biographical study of the rambunctious buccaneers who ravaged the coast of South Carolina details the lives of a number of famous pirates, including Anne Bonny of Charleston and Stede Bonnet of Barbados. Bonnet and his entire crew were captured by Colonel William Rhett and hanged in Charleston.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Millvale Plantation: The Miller's Tale
Relax and stroll through an 1800s midlands plantation near the small town of Rembert, South Carolina, which was built around a gristmill. Sprawling over 600 acres, the land-grant plantation has been in the same family since colonial times. See a water-powered mill that has worked continually since the 1820s.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: John Rutledge: The First President
The life of John Rutledge is revealed in this colorful sketch of a founding father. Rutledge was a prominent Charleston attorney who played a key role in the American Revolution and was one of the principal framers of the Constitution. As well as being the first president elected within the American colonies, Rutledge was one of the pioneers of higher education.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Historic Camden: A Stroll Through History
Visit historic Camden, one of South Carolina’s oldest towns. Mary Long traces the legacy of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. This was the home of Mary Chesnut, whose diary entries continue to keep the war alive for readers.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Conquistadors and Explorers: South Carolina Under the Spanish Flag
Recent discoveries bring to light new evidence of the exploration of Hernando de Soto and Juan Pardo. Follow the early Spanish travelers and their attempts at colonization during the 16th century.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Faith of Our Fathers: Historic Churches
Visit a picturesque array of antebellum churches that have played pivotal roles in the state’s history. One of the churches is the only one in the United States to display the English coat of arms in its sanctuary.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yester year: Dreams of Glory: Aaron and Theodosia Burr
This story begins in Chester, South Carolina, at the "Aaron Burr Stone." It traces Burr's conspiracy to set up an empire in Mexico, which involved prominent families in South Carolina and West Virginia. The program also details the life and tragic death of Theodosia Burr Alston.

DVD $24.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Dreams of Glory: Aaron and Theodosia Burr, Part 2
This story begins in Chester, South Carolina, at the "Aaron Burr Stone." It traces Burr's conspiracy to set up an empire in Mexico which involved prominent families in South Carolina and West Virginia. The program also details the life and tragic death of Theodosia Burr Alston.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: The Archangel's Church: St. Michael's of Charleston
Stroll through South Carolina’s oldest church building and examine the details of the ravages of wars and storms that have left their marks on this historic structure. The fascinating and complex history of this 18th-century landmark is explored, and its original furnishings are examined by Mary Long.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Springs' Colonel: Elliott White Springs
Mary Long weaves the rich tapestry of Elliott White Springs’ life for viewers, beginning with his years as a World War I aviation ace. Enjoy this colorful biography of the unorthodox tycoon who built Springs Mills, in Fort Mill, South Carolina, into a worldwide power in the textile industry.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Unsung Heroes: Motte and Hayne
Originating in the city of Charleston and in Calhoun County, South Carolina, these stories are of two Revolutionary War heroes, Rebecca Motte and Isaac Hayne. Hayne was the last man executed by the British after a daring military action. Motte was an ardent patriot who risked all her possessions for the cause of freedom.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: The Redcliffe Dynasty: James Henry Hammond
This view of the "Old South" takes place in Aiken, South Carolina. Through the eyes of controversial plantation owner James Henry Hammond, who built a cotton kingdom, viewers are treated to a tour of Hammond’s home. Redcliffe is now an attractive South Carolina State Park.

DVD $24.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Crossroads of History: Charleston Exchange Building
Travel with Mary Long to the Holy City landmark that has been a dungeon, a customs house, a post office, and the site of high-society gatherings, as well as the spot where George Washington delivered a speech to the citizens of Charleston during his Southern tour. A must for Charleston visitors.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: The Redfern Mystery
Mary Long details the legend of a Columbia, South Carolina, pilot who was lost in the Amazon while trying to break a long distance flying record in 1927. The tale of Paul Redfern is told by one of his childhood friends and a sister in Sumter, South Carolina.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: No Mercy: Sherman's Fury
Sherman's famous march to the sea ended in Savannah, Georgia, but his fury was just beginning. This program chronicles Sherman’s devastating path through South Carolina as the Civil War wound down. Mary Long investigates Sherman’s actual involvement in the torching of Columbia.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Clemson: Goal Line Drive
Explore the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who started Clemson University, one of the country’s most picturesque campuses. The program includes a biography of Thomas Green Clemson, the son-in-law of John C. Calhoun and the founder who bequeathed the land for the school.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Magnolia Gardens: The Drayton Legacy
Explore the deep history and beauty of famous Magnolia Gardens, located near Charleston. Trace the Drayton family history with Mary Long.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Century of Tradition: Converse College
Visit the lovely South Carolina Upcountry with a trip to Spartanburg, home of beautiful Converse College. This program was produced as the higher education institution celebrated its 100th birthday.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: St. Philips: First Beacon of God
Mary Long treats viewers with a leisurely tour of historic St. Philips Episcopal Church, the first church established in Charleston. Explore the background of the early settlers who established and built this first haven for religious worship. Get a glimpse at rarely seen pieces of the St. Philips silver collection.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Thomas Kanawah Spratt: Scotch-Irish Heritage
South Carolina’s early Scotch-Irish settlers braved tremendous hardships and wilderness trails to help build a state and a nation. Enjoy a close-up view of the life of Thomas "Kanawha" Spratt, the first settler in the Catawba Indians' lands. Mary Long details his friendship with King Haiglar, chief of the Catawba Nation.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: The Spirit of Charleston
In 1630, passengers on board the Mayflower 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.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Morgan's Masterpiece: The Battle of Cowpens
On January 17, 1781, Patriots, under the command of General Daniel Morgan, fought one of the most decisive battles of the American Revolution. The tactics and troop maneuvers developed at Cowpens by General Daniel Morgan are still taught to U.S. Marine Corps officers today. This program looks at the details of the battle and the personalities involved, including Daniel Morgan, Andrew Pickens, William Washington, and Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, hated commander of the British forces.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Penn School: Experiment In Freedom
Trace the history of the Port Royal Experiment and the establishment of Penn School, one of the first schools in the South for freed slaves. For more than 100 years, the school has played a historic and vital role in the lives of the South Carolina sea Island people. The program follows the history of the center, from its founding to its role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Travel with Mary Long to this enchanted location near the bustling town of Beaufort.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Pendleton: Upcountry Heritage
Pendleton was once a small settlement in the wilderness of the upcountry, but, despite its remoteness, it was home to many prominent South Carolinians who had the financial means to live anywhere they chose. Who were these people and why did they select this small backwoods community as their home? Explore with Mary Long the pioneer heritage of Pendleton.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: Upcountry Crossroads: Historic York
Visit the historic city of York, one of the first settlements and judicial districts established in upstate South Carolina. Mary Long skillfully weaves in stories of famous and infamous residents as she looks at the people who turned a small crossroads into a thriving settlement.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: The State House
It is an imposing building of blue granite that teems with life and the workings of law. Mary Long walks the halls of the seat of South Carolina’s state government, and relates the dreams and ideals of the men and women, past and present who seek to serve the public. The program features a fascinating history of the building, one of the most magnificent architectural gems in South Carolina, and visits to the Senate and House Chambers.

DVD $19.95
Mary Long's Yesteryear: A Legacy of Love
When Mary Long passed away in 1998, newspaper headlines named her "South Carolina's Grand Lady of History." Produced shortly after her death, this tribute to ETV's Mary Long traces her career from schoolteacher to host of the popular television series Mary Long's Yesteryear. The program profiles her years of work in South Carolina's public schools and the many students she mentored as an English and drama teacher. Also featured is a look at Ms. Long's 20-year involvement with the North Carolina outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, including her 10 years in the roll as Queen Elizabeth I. The program follows Ms. Long as she wins the state's first Ms. Senior South Carolina Pageant and goes on to represent the state in the National pageant. Included in this tribute are segments from more that four years of Mary Long's Yesteryear along with in-depth interviews with "South Carolina's Grand Lady of History."

DVD $19.95

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