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MAIL on the RAILS
Historical Society program with artifacts, Sept. 16
Wateree Swamp Web
Seen in the Wateree Swamp, where the railroad was destroyed in 1865, Harvey Teal (left) will be explaining the importance of this scene at the Kershaw County Historical Society program, Sept. 16.
An artifact display and slides will enhance the multifaceted program “MAIL on the RAILS!!” which the Kershaw County Historical Society invites members and other interested persons to enjoy at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad St., Camden. In the mid-1800s, the railroad -- the newest technology of the time -- sped delivery of mail and goods from afar right into the town of Camden. The intervention of the Civil War, the first war in which both sides made strategic use of railroads, brought great change.