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The Dark Corner–An Elusive to Exclusive Odyssey

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Conserving Carolina Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve on Saturday, July 14th when the Squire of Dark Corner and Tryon Daily Bulletin columnist, Dean Campbell, will present “The Dark Corner–An Elusive to Exclusive Odyssey” at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10:30 a.m. This is a free program, open to the public.

This presentation is an overview of the famous, yet infamous, mountainous region in northern Greenville County, SC, known for over 175 years for moonshine, mystery, and mayhem. The Corner will be delineated by physical boundaries, by the truth of its naming, by living philosophies, by moonshining and superstition, by spirituality and by scenic beauty. Participants will learn about how the Corner went from a place you could never find to a place which offers three exclusives for the State of South Carolina.

Dean Campbell is a native son whose maternal and paternal ancestors came to the area in 1784 and 1832. He was the first person to delineate the Dark Corner. He was Associate Producer for “The Dark Corner,” a 92-minute, historically accurate documentary DVD, produced by Dark Corner Films, Inc.

Dean will be showing segments of “The Dark Corner” documentary during his presentation, and participants are invited to watch the remaining segments of the documentary (35-40 minutes) after the presentation. If you plan to stay for the viewing, feel free to bring your lunch or a snack! The Nature Center is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave.

Dean will also have copies of his books, “Eyes to the Hills—A Photographic Odyssey of the Dark Corner,” “Twice-told Tales of the Dark Corner,” which includes a bound-in CD of 12 Twice-sung Ballads, and “The Rest of Dark Corner’s Twice-told Tales” available for purchase after the presentation.

Contact the Southeast (Polk County) office of Conserving Carolina to register for the workshop or for more information, 828-859-5060, or Pam Torlina at pam@conservingcarolina.org.

Follow this link for directions to the Nature Center, https://goo.gl/maps/ThL7d7sX4RS2