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      A blast from the past: Life in 20th century Horry County

      The friends of Horry County Museum sponsored its 9th annual Tobacco Heritage Festival on Saturday at the L.W. Paul Living History farm in Conway.

      The event gave visitors a taste of what rural farm life was like in the early 20th century in Horry County.

      Tobacco harvesting season is getting closer for farmers, so volunteers from the museum showed guests how to hand-tie and string tobacco leaves fresh from the field.

      Other domestic activities, like grinding grits and blacksmithing were also demonstrated.

      Volunteers say it's these types of activities that helped shaped modern-day Horry County.

      "Even those of us who don't live on a farm still retain these traditions. And the base of who people in Horry County are evolved from all started from there," Walter Hill, Director of the Friends of the Horry County Museum.

      Click here to learn more about the museum.