What do you know? February 23, 2017

Congratulations to Pamela Miller and Kandy Higley, the most recent winners of the Daniel Island Historical Society’s “What Do You Know?” contest! Both received a prize from DIHS for correctly answering the history trivia question posed in the February 9 edition of The Daniel Island News.

Here is the question, as well as the correct answer!

Question: The image of a Blue Goose was used by whom as a trademark? The Blue Goose is also a name of something else that was used here on Daniel Island starting in 1921. (The correct answer must include both parts of the question.)

Answer: The Blue Goose label was the trademark of the American Fruit Growers and the name of the company’s barge.

In 1921, American Fruit Growers acquired the truck farming business on Daniel Island from A.F. Young and Company. American Fruit Growers would invest heavily in the Daniel Island operation. The Mitchell Pier area (located near the present day “tree house” on Smythe Street) was expanded to include: a general store, a post office, a school and houses for the manager of the store and the captain of the American Fruit Growers passenger boat, the Blue Goose. The boat would carry passengers from Mitchell Wharf to Charleston’s South Street Wharf. The Daniel Island operation would produce two times as many potatoes and cabbages as other farms in South Carolina. The Blue Goose label was on every box of cabbage and bag of potatoes that left Daniel Island. Truck farming continued on the island until 1945 when the property was sold to John Maybank for $65,000.


In 1696, there were eight landowners on Daniel Island. Can you name them?

Please email your answer to DIhistoryquiz@gmail.com by March 1, 2017 and include your first and last name.

Note: By participating in the Daniel Island Historical Society Trivia contest, you are giving the Daniel Island Historical Society permission to add your email to their email list. You will only receive informational emails about current activities and events. DIHS will not share your contact information with anyone outside the Daniel Island Historical Society. To learn more about the organization, please visit our website at www.dihistoricalsociety.com.

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