By Thom Anderson
a pine wooded area and a reputation, Florence, South Carolina, boasts a shockingly wealthy historical past. From the 10 foot bomb dropped on a Mars Bluff farm by way of apologetic Air strength pilots to a record-breaking seventeen-inch snowstorm, this Pee Dee hub has obvious lots of impressive occasions and recognized characters. right here, William Howard Taft loved pine bark stew and Herbert Hoover visited Mikado Millie--a international champion cow
known for her prolific milk-making. Longtime journalist Thom Anderson lovingly recollects those fatherland stories amassed over thirty years of writing columns for the Morning News.