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John C. Calhoun

In 1825, American statesman John C. Calhoun moved to an estate that is now home to the campus of Clemson University. The school was founded by his son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson.

Calhoun served twice as vice president, in the Cabinet, the U.S. Senate and ...

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Businessman Vardry McBee known as Father of Greenville

Vardry McBee (1775-1864) was a businessman, philanthropist and industrialist who built a textile mill along the banks of the Reedy River.

Known as the Father of Greenville, McBee is credited with constructing more than 100 buildings in Greenville County.

McBee gave land to ...

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Joel R. Poinsett was a physician, botanist and American statesman

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779-December 12, 1851) was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and a ...

Buck Mickel a 'towering figure' in the life, development of Greenville

When Buck Mickel died July 23, 1998, Greenvillians reacted with sorrow and disbelief because with him, a part of Greenville surely died, too.

"He was a towering figure in the life and development of the Greenville he loved," said Mayor Knox White.

Charles Daniel co-founded what would become world's largest construction company

Charles Ezra Daniel (1895-1964), along with R. Hugh Daniel, co-founded the Daniel International Construction Corporation which at one time was the largest construction company in the world.

The corporation, based in Greenville, later merged with the Fluor Co.

Greenville's tallest building, at 35 ...

Pete Hollis' contributions to education made him a hero

Pete Hollis' story should inspire the "C" students of the world -- or at least console their parents.

Lawrence Peter Hollis was poorly prepared academically for the rigors of the University of South Carolina when he entered in 1901. The farm boy from Chester ...

Revolutionary War figure Richard Pearis namesake of Paris Mountain

Richard Pearis (1725 – 1794) was an Indian trader, a pioneer settler of Upstate South Carolina, and a Loyalist officer during the American Revolution.

Born in Ireland in 1725, he was 10 years old when his family immigrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. ...

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Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., a graduate of Greenville High and Clemson University, was the only U.S. casualty of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis.

The U2 spy plane he piloted was shot down Oct. 27, 1962. He was 35.

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Max Heller, the visionary behind downtown's rebirth

When Max Heller was elected mayor in 1971, Greenville's Main Street was a collection of vacant buildings and empty streets. Main Street was a four-lane thoroughfare that made it difficult for visitors to park but easy for them to escape what had once been the ...

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Greenville County named for Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene

A 7-foot bronze statue of Major General Nathanael Greene, who led American troops in the South during the Revolutionary War, stands in The Greenville News plaza at the corner of Broad and South Main streets.

Greene, who was appointed by George Washington in 1780 ...

 
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