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Huntington working on a sculpture of a horse.

HISTORY:  Anna Hyatt Huntington

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington was born in Cambridge, Mass., on March 10, 1876, the daughter of noted paleontologist, naturalist, and Harvard professor, Alpheus Hyatt. She planned to become a concert violinist before her sister encouraged her to try sculpture. As early as 1898 she began to exhibit her work, and by 1906 she had established a reputation as a fine sculptor of animals. She studied briefly under Henry Hudson Kitson of Boston and in the Art Students’ League in New York, and she received valuable criticism from Gustav Borglum. She also studied with Hermon Atkins MacNeil, George Grey Barnard, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Malvina Hoffman.

MYSTERY PHOTO: Benches for both sides of the aisle

MYSTERY PHOTO: Benches for both sides of the aisle

There’s one bench for Democrats and another for Republicans outside of this joint.  It’s not in South Carolina, but it may be somewhere that sees a lot of presidential candidates.  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  A place you won’t forget

MYSTERY PHOTO: A place you won’t forget

A reader tells us that if you drive by this place, not only will you never forget it, but you’ll feel like you’re in the Halloween version of the movie Groundhog Day.   No way, this friend tells us, that he would ever venture down this driveway – even in the daytime.  We’ll tell you this:  It’s in South Carolina.  But where?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

Re-enactors model conquistador clothing. NPS.gov photo.

HISTORY:  Explorer Juan Pardo

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Juan Pardo was born in Cuenca, Spain, in the first half of the sixteenth century. He traveled to Spanish Florida in the fleet of General Sancho de Archiniega in 1566 as the captain of one of the six military companies sent to reinforce the colony founded by Governor Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565. Captain Pardo’s company was the only one from the Archiniega expedition posted to the Spanish town of Santa Elena, which was located on present-day Parris Island, South Carolina.

The museum at the Penn Center was the last issue's Mystery Photo

HISTORY:  Penn Center

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Located on St. Helena Island in Beaufort County, Penn Center, Inc., originated as the Penn Normal School. The school was established in 1862 on St. Helena by the northern missionaries Laura Towne and Ellen Murray. It was one of approximately thirty schools built on St. Helena as part of the Port Royal Experiment, an effort by northern missionaries to educate formerly enslaved Africans and prepare them for life after slavery.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Impressive-looking building, but where?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Impressive-looking building, but where?

Here’s an impressive-looking building in a town square somewhere in South Carolina, but where?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

The museum at the Penn Center was the last issue's Mystery Photo

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Historic Spanish-style building

Here’s an interesting-looking South Carolina building constructed with a red tile roof that is generally found throughout Florida.  What is the building and where is it?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

HISTORY:  Thomas Lynch Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence

HISTORY:  Thomas Lynch Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Born on August 5, 1749, in Prince George Winyah Parish, Thomas Lynch Jr. was the only son of Thomas Lynch, Sr. (ca. 1727–1776), and Elizabeth Allston. He attended the Indigo Society School in Georgetown and then traveled to England to pursue his education. There, he enrolled at Eton and then Caius College, Cambridge. Lynch also read law at the Middle Temple in London.