Spotswood, Alexander (1676–1740), a British colonial official. His administration of Virginia, as lieutenant governor (1710–22), was the ablest in the colony's history. He encouraged settlement of the frontier, promoted education, and initiated iron manufacturing. As a staunch upholder of British authority, however, Spotswood often clashed with the colonists. This discord led to his removal from office, but he settled in Virginia and was deputy postmaster general for the American colonies, 1730–40. Spotswood, a Scot, was born in Tangier, Morocco, where his father was a doctor.
Prehistoric peoples who roamed the Atlantic coast reached what is now South Carolina possibly 10,000 to 15,000 years ago.
More than 150 years ago, the Donner Party resorted to cannibalism to survive a harsh winter in the California mountains. And we're still fascinated by their story.