Located along the shores of the Charleston harbor, Mount Pleasant is a graceful, enchanting community known for its exquisite views of the water and landscape. Once comprised of five small hamlets, the area has seen phenomenal increases in both business and population, a growth that was correctly predicted when the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge linked the town with Charleston in 1929. It is a place where small-town charm lingers, even among the fast-paced life in which most residents now take part. Mount Pleasant: The Friendly Town begins the community's story where Mount Pleasant: The Victorian Village left off, and it bridges the 1930s with modern times. This compelling history illustrates the ways in which Mount Pleasant coped with the happenings of the 20th century, including such far-reaching events as World War II and the recovery following the Great Depression, and those much more intimate such as the devastation of Hurricane Hugo and the sesquicentennial celebration of the town. Readers will experience this unique area of South Carolina through the eyes of the residents who lived here during the town's coming of age.