Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 17, 2014

Destination America~ SOUTH CAROLINA~by rldubour


Monday~~~~ continuing our journey across America, (in alpha order) last Monday we stopped in the smallest state in the union, today we go south to the great state of:

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Known as the South Carolinians
And as legend tells this fable.
At a place called Table Rock State Park.
A Gigantic Chieftain sat at this table.

 

This state was settled by the Spanish
In fifteen-hundred and sixty-six.
Originally named “Carolina”
Much later “South” ~~ was added to the mix.

 

Jessamine is the official flower,
The state bird is the Carolina Wren.
The state stone is the Blue Granite
King Haiglar is “The Patron Saint of Camden.”

 

The state’s animal is the White Tail Deer
And the official fruit is the Peach.
The Motto is “Prepared in mind and
Resources” this is what they teach.

 

Thousands of Blue Martins return to
Bomb Island on Lake Murray
They return to roost each summer
Now declared a sanctuary.

 

In Columbia at the Riverbanks Zoological
Park the animals are not kept in cages.
There are more than two-thousand all in their
Natural habitat as they have lived for ages.

 

Originally known as the Iodine state
But has been changed to the Palmetto.
On Sullivan Island in Charleston Harbor
The British learned of palmetto when they ran into.

 

A fort was built using the Palmetto logs

The people would laugh and scoff.

When the British ships fired cannon balls

The spongy wood just bounced them off!

 

Somerville’s beauty is mirrored in her motto,
“The flower town in the pines.”
And Orangeburg is home to the Edisto Gardens.
With award winning roses from different times.

 

Once again with famous names
Clark, Gillespie, Mills and Gibson.
Marion, Frazier, White and Byrnes
Chubby Checker and Andrew Jackson.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Statehood, May 23, 1788 03rd state
Capital is Columbia

 

AUTHOR NOTES:
The Saint Cecilia Society, organized in 1767, sponsored America’s first symphony orchestra.
Campbell’s Covered Bridge built in 1909, is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Off Hwy 14 near Gowensville.  OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA…
Campbell’s Covered Bridge built in 1909, is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Off Hwy 14 near Gowensville.  A noble Catawba Indian who befriended early Camden settlers, King Haiglar is often called “The Patron Saint of Camden.” Today, he reigns over Camden in the form of a life-sized weather vane which graces the tower of what once was the circa
1886 Opera House. The Isle of Palms was originally named Hunting Island and then Long Island, it’s thought to be at least 25,000 years old, and was first inhabited by the indigenous Seewee Indians.
Sweetgrass basket making has been a part of the Mount Pleasant community for more than 300 years. Basket making is a traditional art form that has been passed on from generation to generation.
Orangeburg is known as the “Garden City” because of its beautiful Edisto Memorial Gardens. The Edisto Memorial Gardens displays past and current award winning roses from the All-American Rose Selections.
Summerville’s beauty is mirrored in her motto, “The Flower Town in the Pines.” Since the early 1900’s day tourists have
flocked to the town during early spring to enjoy millions of spring blossoms, particularly azaleas, in private and public gardens, including the mid-town Azalea Park. Althea Gibson (1927 – ) First African American woman to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships; born in
Silver. King Haiglar http://www.riverhillsplantation.com/History-of-River-Hills-Area~5320~291.htm

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