Mr. Frank and the ‘Fishing Pox’

The Edisto River, South Carolina

by Timothy F. Rogers

John Franklin Folk was “Mr. Frank” in Bamberg. Farmer, merchant, entrepreneur, former mayor and school board member, he was a mover and a shaker when there were only a few who were eligible to be movers and shakers.

Everybody knew Mr. Frank, and Mr. Frank knew everybody: male and female, black and white — he knew everybody. If you doubted it, just go with him on…




FRED works to protect the natural and cultural resources of the Edisto River Basin through conservation and responsible use.

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