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Twenty-five people drown during an outing at Boykin's Mill, South Carolina

Kershaw District, South Carolina, 1857
05/05/1860
A group of neighbors and friends, out for a Saturday of picnicking and fishing at Boykin's Mill Pond near Camden, South Carolina, boarded a flat boat for a trip around the lake. The flatboat got into difficulties, there was a panic, and within minutes twenty-five people had drowned.  More than half of the victims were young women and girls. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 373-374.

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