“Peter Cooper came up here because the school for girls at Limestone had almost failed during the war between the states. It was still operating ... and came up for sale because they actually ran into some bankruptcy problems... At that time, it was nothing but an old hotel.”
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Limestone College, once known as The Cooper Limestone Institute, was the first women’s college in South Carolina and one of the first in the country, according to Limestone College President Walter Griffin.
* Left to right: Janet Gardner, Collection of Dr. C. G. Hopper, JR.