Charlotte Readers Podcast: Scott Huler

Scott Huler

– LIVE – “A Delicious Country”

In today’s LIVE episode at the Charlotte Museum of History, we meet Scott Huler, author of “A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson’s 1700 Expedition.”

And who is John Lawson, you might ask? Well, he was a young English gentleman who left home in 1700 looking for an adventure, and who, nine years after his quest for knowledge, published a very popular book at the time called “A New Voyage to Carolina.”

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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Learn More About This Episode

In today’s LIVE episode at the Charlotte Museum of History, we meet Scott Huler, author of “A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson’s 1700 Expedition.”

And who is John Lawson, you might ask? Well, he was a young English gentleman who left home in 1700 looking for an adventure, and who, nine years after his quest for knowledge, published a very popular book at the time called “A New Voyage to Carolina.”

Lawson landed in Charleston, where he began his two month trip through the backcountry, much of it along the old Trading Path which ran North and South along the same path we now call Tryon Street in Charlotte. Lawson did pass through Charlotte before ending up in what is now called Little Washington near the coast, where he met a girl and settled down, and where he became an important public figure and Surveyor General to the colony.

Scott Huler is not a licensed surveyor – more a surveyor of words – and why he decided to travel by canoe and then foot, along the same 1700 route taken by John Lawson, and what he discovered on his own adventure, is the subject of this podcast.

Scott opens the show with a reading that demonstrates how he stumbled across Lawson’s journey and offers some speculation about the man and why and how he took this trip.

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