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Historic Camden: Lyceum Series on John. C. West
Maude the mule and young John Carl West were struggling to plow through the tough wire grass in a field in front of his family’s “four-horse” farm one hot afternoon, when the future governor of South Carolina had one of his “defining moments.” “As I stood at the end of that row, I thought to myself…I was worth no more that twenty-five cents a day as a plow hand. So I had better take advantage of educational opportunities.”