South Carolina Favorite Tips by Astrobuck
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Favorite thing: When South Carolina seceded from the Union, the palmetto tree was added to the state flag. The palmetto tree was chosen because this tree had helped South Carolinians defeat the British during the Revolutionary War. The South Carolinians basically made a fort out of palmetto wood, which caused British cannonballs to bounce off of it. (Basically, I guess the Palmetto is a symbol of strength for South Carolina).
All I can say, is that it may be short and sweet, but the Palmetto is indeed very beautiful!
Favorite thing: I normally have sunsets on my pages, but in this case, the sunrise over the Atlantic was too beautiful to ignore!
The beautiful difference between sunsets on the West Coat, and sunrises on the East Coast, is the fact that on the West Coast, the sun goes down, everyone is out and about. On the East Coast, most people are still asleep, the sun rises, all is quiet......!
Fondest memory: The Myrtle Beach Pavilion has attracted many people from all over the US and the World. Constructed in 1948, it primarly was used for dancing, and eventually became an arcade and the center of entertainment for all ages. An amusement park complete with a haunted house, Gravitron, and roller-coasters was built across the street for even more amusements. I went here both as a child, all the way until college, and the memories of cold drinks, hot sidewalks, and beautiful girls flowed all through my mind.
Unfortunately, the owners/developers of this pristine and historical piece of nostalgia have decided to tear it down and build high-rise condominiums and other resorts in place. Despite over thousands of petition signers, the company has yet to be swayed in it's decision.
I was fortunate enough to enjoy the Pavilion one last time. This is the last year the Pavilion will be in operation, and I am both thankful and privledged to have had the opportunity to take one last walk down memory lane.
Favorite thing: The state flag of South Carolina was officially adopted in 1861. It has a white crescent moon and a white palmetto tree on a blue ground. Three white crescent moons (on a blue background) were first used on a South Carolina banner protesting the Stamp Act in 1765. In 1775, Colonel William Moultrie designed a banner for South Carolina troops; it had a white crescent moon on a blue field. When South Carolina seceded from the Union, the palmetto tree was added to the flag. The palmetto tree was chosen because this tree had helped South Carolinians defeat the British in a battle at Sullivan's Island (during the Revolutionary War). The South Carolinians built a fort out of palmetto wood, and when the British fired cannonballs at the fort, instead of knocking the fort down, the soft palmetto wood just absorbed the cannonballs. It is one of my favorite of the state flags.
Fondest memory: I lived in Charleston and Florence when I was very young. I don't remember much about it, except I was named after a river there.
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