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History’s Lost Moments, The Moultrie News

Staff Pick

Dr. Thomas B. Horton loves to celebrate local color and lore, and he’ll dig deep to find clues and evidence for any off-beat tale. A history teacher at Porter-Gaud School by day, the Mt. Pleasant resident fills page two of the weekly Moultrie News with wild stories, wrap-ups, and insights into almost-forgotten episodes in Carolina history. Horton might be the only local columnist who can make the connection between an archeological report on colonial Jamestown and the “Who shot J.R.?” episode of Dallas. Many of his features can now be found in his new 400-page paperback, History’s Lost Moments: The Stories Your Teacher Never Told You (

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