Saturday, June 8, 2019

Trenton, SC


Next Saturday (June 15) I’ll sell/sign my novels at the Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, SC, a town in Edgefield County. Events in addition to Arts and Crafts include:
• Parade (10:30 am)
• Food Festival
• Antique Tractors and Autos
• Softball Tournament
• Live Entertainment
• And edible peach creations

Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton is the gravesite of SC politician Benjamin Tillman, a flaming racist who murdered numerous black people. He once said that blacks must submit to either white domination or extermination. Unfortunately that made him popular in his time, and he served as governor and was SC’s senator in Washington, DC, when he died in 1918. After the Civil War, the slaves in my antebellum novels who looked forward to freedom would have encountered lynch mobs such as those Tillman inspired, had they remained in SC.

Trenton isn’t a long drive from North Augusta, Aiken, or Wagener. If you’re in the area, come by my tent.


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