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Charleston Is Burning!: Two Centuries of Fire and Flames (Disasters)

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This work is a historical review of major and significant fires that have reshaped the face of the Holy City since 1740. Dedicated to the Charleston Fire Department and all of its members, past and present, the book is divided into sections based on century, with a brief overview of Charleston at each period, including firefighting resources and any political implications. Significant fires are reported from as early as 1770 all the way up to 1976. Images come from the Library of Congress; South Carolina Historical Society, City of Charleston Archives Library Society; Charleston Library; Charleston Museum; and the North Charleston Fire Museum. The work does not address the tragic Sofa Super Store fire but instead focuses on Charleston's ability to rise from the ashes again and again over the centuries.

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From the days of 'bucket brigades' and private volunteer companies- such as the Phoenix, the Axemen and the Eagle- Charleston has seen more than its fair share of conflagrations. A carelessly overturned candle could ignite a blaze that would consume hundreds of Charleston's closely built wooden structures within just a few hours, leaving large swaths of the city in ruins. Join Charleston native and local historian Danny Crooks as he relates the story of Charleston's many historic fires and firefighting efforts, starting as early as 1698 and continuing through the horrors of the Great Fire of 1861 and the establishment of the Charleston Fire Department in the 1880s.

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ISBN:
9781596296350
Author:
Crooks, Daniel J., Jr.
Publisher:
History Press (SC)
Author:
Daniel J Crooks JR
Subject:
Charleston (S.C.) History.
Subject:
Charleston (S.C.) - History - 19th century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
Disasters
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.40 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the days of 'bucket brigades' and private volunteer companies- such as the Phoenix, the Axemen and the Eagle- Charleston has seen more than its fair share of conflagrations. A carelessly overturned candle could ignite a blaze that would consume hundreds of Charleston's closely built wooden structures within just a few hours, leaving large swaths of the city in ruins. Join Charleston native and local historian Danny Crooks as he relates the story of Charleston's many historic fires and firefighting efforts, starting as early as 1698 and continuing through the horrors of the Great Fire of 1861 and the establishment of the Charleston Fire Department in the 1880s.
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