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South Carolina Cookery History: Natives, Settlers, Slaves and the Birth of a Cuisine

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Hobcaw Barony was a 16,000 acre development that was developed in the 1700’s presently known as the majority of Georgetown South Carolina. The Native Americans who resided on this land called it “hobcaw” meaning between the waters this term was used by the Waccamaw Tribe. In the early 1500’s, the Waccamaw may have been the first natives to have encountered Europeans. Explorers Francisco Gordillo and Pedro de Quejo took several Waccamaw tribe members to Spain. Stories of gold, silver and fearless hunters and warriors (Natives) led the Spanish back to the present day Carolina coast in the 1520’s.  Continue reading

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