Trivia - but not Trivial

Based on her Civil War experience, who established the Red Cross?

1. Clara Barton
2. Florence Nightingale
3. Margaret Sanger
4. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Of course, the answer is 1. Clara Barton.

Clara Barton was a crucial mover-and-shaker during the disaster relief efforts after the "Sea Island Hurricane" of 1893. For an overview of the resources available on her life, take a peek at the list of "Recommended Reading" material on her within the "Local Notables" series.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.