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Tour the Historic USC Horseshoe with USC's archivist

USC's official archivist offers monthly tours of this historic landmark

The Great Biscuit Rebellion. The 1902 Carolina Clemson Riot. The Gamecock 505. These stories and more are part of the Horseshoe history tours offered by the South Caroliniana Library.

University Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West leads the monthly tours around the historic campus, sharing tales of significant events and student life that occurred on the Horseshoe. Tours are free and open to the public.

Tours are offered the second Thursday of every month. Meet at the South Caroliniana Library at noon.

For more information, call 803-777-5158 or email

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