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Friday, May 13, 2022 Nic Butler, Ph.D.

COMING UP ON THE NEXT CHARLESTON TIME MACHINE:

In Hong Kong in the autumn of 1854, a young man boarded a U.S. naval vessel and embarked on an American adventure. Arriving in New York, he worked briefly in Washington D.C. before moving to South Carolina to create a formal plantation garden on Edisto Island. Displaced by the American Civil War, he found asylum at the State Hospital and raised a family in Columbia. On the next edition of Charleston Time Machine, we’ll follow the story of Oqui Adair, master gardener and South Carolina’s earliest-known resident of Chinese ancestry. 

Tune in May 20 for the release of Episode 232: "Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina."

 

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