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... all the other original parts that have fallen into disrepair over the years. That's why I chose this tour over the other home, the Nathaniel Russell House, which is a restoration. You are able to view the slaves' quarters over the kitchen building and the coach house with original carriages, you see the ballroom with remnants of wallpaper and imagine what it looked like in the 1800s when it was in use. I really enjoyed being able to ...
... to straighten them up and stabilize them. They are held in place by washers on the outside walls. There are many churches in Charleston, and it is often referred to as the Holy City. The palmetto features on the state flag and is planted everywhere. We are staying at Lake Palmetto. Time for bed. Seamus just emailed from Cork to say it was raining and people are sandbagging their houses. Should I worry?
... was delicious. the seafood and the local dishes were great.
the last day here, we went to sullivans island. randi got a novel on the kindle called sullivans island, so we had to go see where everything took place. and we ate at poe's tavern. yep, old edgar himself was serving time at moultrine fort and he would come up to the tavern and was inspired to write a short story called the golden bug (i think).
... to the Federal government's authority. The northern states were opposed to slavery however the southern states relied heavily on slave labour for their cotton plantations and slaves were also the primary labour force within the city, working as domestics, artisans, market workers and labourers On December 20, 1860, following the election of Abraham Lincoln, the South Carolina General Assembly voted to secede from the Union and so began ...
... trying to get into our room so we barricaded the door with the table and chairs, there was police sirens going off everywhere and it was quite traumatic so yet again no sleep.. We spoke to the security guard later who said there were shootings going on across the road!!! And the guy managed to get away so they were searching for him... We checked out a day early! And are no en route to Atlanta with a quick stop in Columbia.. Fingers ...
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