The first sheriff dispatched to Dark Corner was shot and killed. An author, lecturer, photographer, story teller and tour guide, Dean Campbell has the perspective a native son whose maternal and paternal ancestors were early settlers. The area known as the "Dark Corner" near Greenville, South Carolina was once home to a distinct Appalachian culture. I neglected to read what the book was about when I decided to start it. Strange things start happening, and as David learns more about his family, he learns about what is happening in the town. Many residents of Dark Corner have made their own alcoholic beverages for generations, turning their corn and rye into whiskey. Last Friday I attended an event at the Chapman Cultural Center. Much of this conflict occurred during the post-Civil War modernization of the South Carolina Upstate.

You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. A definite must-read. Campbell was the first to delineate the Dark Corner, the infamous mountain region in northern Greenville County. Dean Stuart Campbell is known as the Squire of Dark Corner. They searched the two and found a pistol. When I first started I did not even think it was about vampires. “Do you fellers know anyone there?” he asked. His writing is fairly decent, but the story is, to me, too derivative to be enjoyable. For Christmas this year, I was given a copy of Campbell’s book, His Eyes to the Hills—A Photographic Odyssey of the Dark Corner. I typically don't read sci-fi books, but I'm glad that a gave "Dark Corner" a chance. Please try your request again later. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It is about vampires who take over a city in Georgia.

I went on the journey with Mason's Corner folk with great delight and excitement. It is generally defined as that area north of Highway 11 between Highway 14 and Highway 25. I typically don't read sci-fi books, but I'm glad that a gave "Dark Corner" a chance. Welcome back. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Great book! Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Once known as an area of outlaws that rivaled the Old West for its gunfights and knife fights, these 150 square miles of rugged mountain country surrounding Glassy Mountain are now known as a delightful place to visit. About 8 chapters later I realized I didn’t want to put the book down. This stereotype, coupled with the Dark Corner's resistance to modernization, ostracized the local inhabitants and alienated the area from much of the economic boom of the Upstate. When I set out to research this corner of the South Carolina Upstate, I found few resources available, so I was pleased to find this book on Kindle. Massey's style, character development, and sheer writing skill kept me on the edge of my seat until the final page. Please read Octavia Butler instead. The book was well written although it was a bit predictable. For years the Dark Corner was difficult to pinpoint. One of the men spoke up, “We’ll take our chances. Government agents charged with enforcement of taxes and, later, prohibition, were looked on as enemies. Here’s a little about me, Brandon Massey. Something with bloody ties to the town's past. The folk song, “The Ballad of Holland Howard,” memorialized the event. Excellent story with the beautiful writing style of the author. The episode occurred beside the headwaters of the South Pacolet River at the base of Hogback Mountain on January 31, 1924.

But after a newcomer moves into the old-and supposedly haunted-mansion on the hill, everything changes... People begin to disappear. The land includes rolling foothills and the rugged Blue Ridge escarpment. What I learn from reading this book, would be that when one is searching history many things will be revealed and it may forever change ones reality. Holland Pittman was placed in Greenville County jail. Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2013. The social justice commentary by the author was a bit unnecessary. If you like vampires, you will love this book. Good exposition on the impact of moonshining on the politics of not only the Greenville area of SC but also the conflicts between the "Dark Corner" and the rest of the state.


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