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'The House' is actually the third house on the property, in 1810 the first one burnt in a fire started by a lightning bolt, the second was burnt by the Union Army during the civil war and then this one was built. The man taking the tour made this really interesting with his family history snippets and it was a grand house, but no photos to be taken inside of course. We then walked the extensive gardens with cute ...
... have has famous owners and visitors which I am guessing has put the price up. A famous name includes Singer, the sewing machines. But what I did not know was they also were the first to invent the naval mine so that's diversifying. The tour finishes around 11:30am and we need to get lunch from a supermarket, we stop at Harris Teeter's, a chain by the looks of it but smaller that your normal. Had everything in it but again not to get a large lunch we plum for melon, ...
... seen in American history books of plantations---always near a river, for transportation of cash crops, with a large, elegant home on high ground facing the water.
Together we toured the lovely gardens, stopping at intervals for our guide, Ruth, to relate stories and history. Especially beautiful was the "Wood Nymph" binding her sandal, a marble statue ...
... in 1947. Fort Moultrie is named for William Moultrie, who commanded the fort during the attempted British invasion in 1776.
Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, South Carolina. This is the site where the first shot of the American Civil War was fired on April 12, 1861. Construction of Fort Sumter began in 1829 as one of a series of coastal fortifications built by the United States after the War of 1812. On December ...
... it seems it was considered very special as it was a golden variety that was very popular but was very labour intensive. It was well suited to the area as it needed lots of fresh tidal water which the area has but when the slave trade stopped so did the rice cultivation. Well by now it was well into the afternoon so we decided to re-book the hotel for tonight as it was too late to start driving. We decided to go to the ...