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Historical Sign Posts: Our Past On A Corner Sign Post
FOR THE EARLIEST SETTLERS OF MOUNT PLEASANT, major routes of transportation included a multitude of harbors, channels, rivers, inlets and creeks surrounding the area. Many of the names that described these waterways originated with the Sewee and Wando Indians. For...
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Ravenel Bridge
I resisted temptation to drive the new Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge the first day it opened to traffic. Well, I did until dinner time. My daughter, Sam, and I had gone out for a salad at an eatery around the corner. On that two-minute drive home, I said, "Do you want to drive over the bridge?"
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Summerville, South Carolina
Summerville offers its residents and visitors excellent local eateries and a variety of chain restaurants, retail shopping and health care facilities. The area is by no means short of recreational opportunities, from golf and tennis to hunting, fishing and boating. And the beaches of the Carolina coast are within a...
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
The first recorded inhabitants of the Goose Creek area were native Americans of the Etiwan and Sewee tribes, who at first welcomed the early settlers, teaching them how to survive the harsh conditions of the frontier. These English settlers arrived in the late 1600s from the island of Barbados, where they had accrued vast wealth by selling their plantations. The transplanted Barbadians followed the Cooper River in search of...
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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
A favorite activity of residents and locals alike is wandering through the lush gardens and marshes of Cypress Gardens and Old Santee Canal Park. Both offer visitors a glimpse of what the area looked like when Europeans first set foot in the...
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A Nostalgic Timeline of the Isle of Palms
The original inhabitants of the Isle of Palms, which was first known as Hunting Island, were the Sewee Indians. The island was later named Long Island because of its elongated shape. The first man to own Long Island was an early settler from Barbados, Thomas Holton, who was granted...
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Johns Island Presbyterian Church
Johns Island Presbyterian Church has stood a silent sentinel amid moss-draped oaks, watching as the island has grown and changed through the centuries. It has provided sanctuary to early settlers and modern-day residents for nearly 300 years.
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Memories of Seabrook Island: A Tribute to Elizabeth Stringfellow
Stringfellow's warm and personal tribute to the history of her ancestral home traces the story of Seabrook and Johns Island from the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s to the first English colony in 1666 and more than 300 years as a rural, agricultural area, all the...
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