Part of our ever-popular Legends of America series, South Carolina Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in South Carolina's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in South Carolina history.
Stories include tales told to Ferdinand de Soto in the 1540s about a secret source of gold that the Spaniards never found; the 1927 disappearance of a daring young aviator, Paul Redfern, who pioneered the first air route to South America; and the mysterious appearance of horses from a noble Spanish equestrian bloodline on the beaches of South Carolina.
Rachel Haynie has written about international and domestic travel as well as people, places, homes and art in South Carolina for three decades. She is the author of seven books, and her feature and news articles have appeared in national, regional, and statewide magazines. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina.