Books & Resources

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Forgotten Outpost – Fort Moore and Savannah Town 1685-1765 by Harold S. Maness
…a meticulous chronicle of the rich history belonging to the Beech Island area.  The late Mr. Maness was one of the founders of the Beech Island Historical Society and served as its first president.  His research in this book covers Fort Moore, Savannah Town, New Windsor and many other other sites such as Galphin's Mill,  Silver Bluff and Augusta.  $20 plus $3 shipping.

Five Fortune Tellers of New Windsor  by Virginia Bowe Strickland
…an authoritative narrative of the original Swiss pioneer families in the Beech Island area.  Includes documents, family charts and family Bible records of families such as Tobler, Zubly, Meyer, Sturzenegger and Nail.  Written by Virginia Bowe Strickland, a local writer, speaker and historian and illustrated by Annette Bush, a local artist.   $25.00 plus shipping.

Four Builders of Augusta   $30.00 plus shipping.

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Where A Few Gather In My Name (Silver Bluff Baptist Church  by Dr. Frank Robinson  $10 plus shipping.

The Treasures of Granville by James H. Goodman
…a collection of traditional poems and songs by local historian, author, speaker, businessman and former Beech Island Historical Society president, James Goodman.  $10.00 plus shipping.

Granville Gold  by James H. Goodman
…more poems and songs inspired by the southern way of life  $10.00 plus shipping.

The Rusty Charm  by James H. Goodman
…a novel based on the true story of a South Carolina family's dreams and disasters during the turbulent era of the American Revolution   $10.00 plus shipping.

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Other Books by James H. Goodman
From Granville With Love   $5 plus shipping.

Ashes To Honor   $10 plus shipping.

When Angels Sleep   $10 plus shipping.

With Wings of an Eagle   $12 plus shipping.

Snider's Store  by Sharon Padgett
This beautiful painting was donated to the Beech Island Historical Society by local artist, Sharon Padgett.  The subject is Snider's Store, an integral part of Beech Island history.  Prints are on sale by the society. 

The Sand Bar Ferry Bridge Mural  by Cole Phail
Prints of this one-of-a-kind Sand Bar Ferry Bridge mural, painted by Cole Phail for the 18th Annual Beech Island Heritage Day, can be ordered from the Society.  Please fill out the following form and send your check to The Beech Island Historical Society.  The mural is on display in the Society's meeting hall.  Three sizes – $25, $35 and $50 plus shipping.

Steamboat Mural  by Cole Phail
Prints of this one-of-a-kind  mural, painted by Cole Phail for the 19th Annual Beech Island Heritage Day, can be ordered from the Society.  Please fill out the following form and send your check to The Beech Island Historical Society.  The mural is on display in the Society's meeting hall.  Four sizes are available for $40, $55, $85 and $110 Shipping from $5 to $15 depending on size plus shipping.

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Books by Isabel VanDervelde
Aiken County, The Only County Founded During Reconstruction   $30 plus shipping.

George Galphin   $25 plus shipping.

Other Free People   $15 plus shipping.

Print of the "Downer II School"  by artist, George Hammond   $3.00  plus shipping.
  
Print of the "Old Agricultural Club" by artist, Harold Maness  $3.00  plus shipping.
  
Print of "The Old Yard" at Redcliffe  $3.00 plus shipping.
  
Print of the old Stagecoach Inn  $5.00 plus shipping.
  
Print of the "Downer IV School"  by artist, Shirley Olsen  $3.00  plus shipping.
  
Print of the "Downer III School"  by artist, Michael White  $3.00  plus shipping.
  
A fine pen and ink drawing of Caper's Chapel Methodist Church (founded in 1840) by the late, Robert Sisson  $20.00 plus shipping.

A fine pen and ink drawing of Beech Island Presbyterian Church (built in 1836) by the late, Robert Sisson  $20.00 plus shipping.

A fine pen and ink drawing by the late Beech Island artist, Robert Sisson.  First Baptist Church, built in 1832 by craftsmen and slave-labor.   $20.00 plus shipping.

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DVD – Displaced, The Unexpected Fallout of the Cold War   $20.00 plus shipping.

A fine pen and ink drawing by the late, Robert Sisson of The Beech Island Agricultural Club (organized by Governor James H. Hammond and eleven other area farmers on January 5, 1856)  $20.00 plus shipping.
Back Issues of the Four Centuries And More Newsletter   $3/each plus shipping.

Fort Moore Scrapbook   $5 plus shipping.

Shipping and Handling  –  $5.00  (unless otherwise noted)
Items may be purchased by mail by sending check or money order to:
Beech Island Historical Society
144 Old Jackson Highway
Beech Island, SC 29842