Historical Society meeting to feature Dicey Langston program

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — The Travelers Rest Historical Society will hold a quarterly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 15 at Travelers Rest City Hall, located at 125 Trailblazer Drive.

The meeting will feature a program on Revolutionary War heroine Dicey Langston, presented by local storyteller Country Hawkins.

From Wikipedia:

"During the Revolutionary War, [Langston] spied on the Loyalists to assist the defense of her community of Patriots. At 15, she heard that the Loyalist group, 'Bloody Scouts', were preparing to attack the Elder Settlement at Little Eden, South Carolina. She travelled five miles on foot to deliver this message to her brother at the site, crossing the swollen Tyger River for the community to be evacuated. [Langston] also defended her disabled father, Solomon Langston, when their home was attacked by the group on another occasion, by standing between their weapons and her father. Admiring her bravery, they did not harm her or her father. There are many tales of her challenging groups of Loyalists and defiantly refusing to answer their questions reportedly saying: 'Shoot me if you dare. I will not tell you'". — Wikipedia

The Historical Society program will also feature music by Dan Wood, and attendees will be updated on the status of the Dicey Langston statue slated to be erected in downtown Travelers Rest. (To learn more about the statue, click here.)

Related on the Tribune: Travelers Rest History: The story of 'Dicey' Langston, Revolutionary War heroine

On the Web: Travelers Rest Historical Society

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