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Walking Book Tour: “A Wind to Shake the World”
July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walk along the hurricane barrier discussing the award-winning novel, written by the late Standard-Times writer Everett Allen, which features the 1938 hurricane from a local perspective. Allen had gathered first-hand accounts of survivors where the hurricane hit hardest with top winds at 186 mph and waves at 40 feet. Tour guides from South Coast Almanac and Spinner Publications will give participants an understanding of how this hurricane was an urgent catalyst for the massive barrier designed and constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The tour will be held on July 20 at 2pm (rain date July 21).
This event is free, but space is limited. Sign up on the SC Almanac webpage: https://southcoastalmanac.com/walking-book-club/
Get inspired for the tour by watching this documentary, A Wind to Shake the World, that features live interviews with the late Standard-Times writer Everett Allen.