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Big Blow

The devastating hurricane of 1893 claimed an estimated 2000 lives on St. Helena’s and Hilton Head Islands and has ever since been referred to as “The Big Blow”. Peeples, Robert E.H., An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p.3.

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