Melanie Marks -- who researched Cyrus Garvin, the freed slave who built the Garvin House after the Civil War at the future location of Bluffton's Oyster Factory Park -- talks about her findings regarding Garvin's name and its origin. Jay Karr jkarr@islandpacket.com
Melanie Marks -- who researched Cyrus Garvin, the freed slave who built the Garvin House after the Civil War at the future location of Bluffton's Oyster Factory Park -- talks about her findings regarding Garvin's name and its origin. Jay Karr jkarr@islandpacket.com

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February 07, 2016 6:16 PM

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Columnist and senior editor Liz Farrell has lived in the Lowcountry for 12 years, but grew up in Brookline, Mass., just outside of Boston. She graduated with a degree in political science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, and enjoys the beach, reading and people with contagious laughs. She pronounces all her R's.