In our current issue...May - June 2014
"The clay has kept us Catawba people. We cannot let it die." So says Caroleen Sanders, potter and proud member of the Catawba Indian Nation. In our May-June issue, Tom Poland explores the deep connection with our state's natural resources exemplified by the traditional methods and materials used by Sanders and other Catawba potters. Many fine examples of their work can be seen at USC-Lancaster's Center for Native American Studies in Lancaster, which is open to visitors six days a week. Road trip, anyone?
Plus . . . Speaking of roads, the colonial-era path that connected Charles Town with points north played an important role in the resource-based economy of early South Carolina and was traversed by luminaries like George Washington. Nowadays, the "King's Road's" modern counterpart, S.C. Highway 17, is a thoroughfare for visitors drawn to the region's natural beauty and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. But not too far off the pavement, remnants of the original remain, if you know where to look.
We'll also find out how nature-based vacation trips can light a creative spark and hear about one of the spots that inspires South Carolina writer John Lane in our ongoing "My Nature" series. Here's hoping you'll find some inspiration for summer adventures in the great South Carolina outdoors!