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S.C. Hall of Fame - Relevant or an Embarrassment?

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Oh, the South Carolina Hall of Fame . . . what can you say? Here it is in all its glory:

http://www.theofficialschalloffame.com/index.html

Well, what do you think of who is in and who is not? Is the Hall an honorable thing and source of pride, or are these folks completely out of touch with the modern age and at 2 inductees per year, agonizingly slow in their honor?

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I think its important to recognize important South Carolinians. I'm not sure I know enough to critique their induction process though.

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Can you give us some rationale as to why this place should be considered relevant or an embarrassment. It's really a requirement for posting link topic on this site.

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Can you give us some rationale as to why this place should be considered relevant or an embarrassment. It's really a requirement for posting link topic on this site.

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I see you distinction now.

Charles Townes, Joel Poinsett, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Strom Thurmond? People who you could arguably say made a contribution to American society, and contributed to SC in some way.

Vanna White, Peg Leg Bates, Chubby Checker? People who have gained fame, but no exactly done anything to put SC on the map...?

Is there an actual physical building in Myrtle Beach dedicated to this? It would seem that out-of-state tourists would probably care less, but it could be used as more of a teaching tool for our educators in SC. Maybe its own building or an extension of Columbia's State Museum or Greenville's Heritage Green would be a better location for this. Students already flock to both for history, with Greenville's also offering art museums, and soon a Children's museum.

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I see you distinction now.

Charles Townes, Joel Poinsett, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Strom Thurmond? People who you could arguably say made a contribution to American society, and contributed to SC in some way.

Vanna White, Peg Leg Bates, Chubby Checker? People who have gained fame, but no exactly done anything to put SC on the map...?

Is there an actual physical building in Myrtle Beach dedicated to this? It would seem that out-of-state tourists would probably care less, but it could be used as more of a teaching tool for our educators in SC. Maybe its own building or an extension of Columbia's State Museum or Greenville's Heritage Green would be a better location for this. Students already flock to both for history, with Greenville's also offering art museums, and soon a Children's museum.

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Three other examples that should be in: did you know that the word "maverick" meaning someone who breaks from the conventional to do their own thing comes from a real person not from Texas (although that's where he gained his notoreity), but from our fine state? Look it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Augustus_Maverick

The bible of parliamentary procedure, and the most commonly adopted authority among societies in the U.S., Robert's Rules of Order, was authored by another South Carolinian whose family founded the community of Robertville, S.C.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Martyn_Robert

Academy-award winning director of "Singin' in the Rain", "Charade", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Damn Yankees", On the Town", "Funny Face", "The Pajama Game" and many more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Donen This wonderful man should be inducted while he's still living--a shameful crime that the SCHOF has been guilty of countless times (Eartha Kitt, James Brown, etc.) Think of the honor these folks would have felt BEFORE they leave this earth!

Why aren't these three men in there? Their contributions to American culture (and world culture when you consider the word "maverick" is used globally) are great. These are just 3 of our state's natives that I can mention off the top of my head--there are many more.

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