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  South Carolina tourism official site - South Carolina vacations
South Carolina is not just one of the original American Colonies with a rich history and culture shaped by European, African and Caribbean influences.
South Carolina Golf has a new and improved course finder, a list of golf schools, and a fun trivia game.
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
www.discoversouthcarolina.com   (463 words)

  
  Colonial South Carolina
It was the shores of South Carolina that Ribault, under the direction of the great Coligny, had attempted to settle with a colony of Frenchmen, but failed, and now, after a hundred years had passed, it was left for the English to lay the permanent foundations for a commonwealth.
South Carolina differs from most of the colonies in not having had to battle against impending dissolution during its first years of existence, and from all the others in depending largely on slave labor from the beginning.
The earliest important product of South Carolina was rice, though it required a hundred years to bring the industry to perfection; to determine the best kind of soil and labor, and to invent the machinery for harvesting, threshing, and husking.
www.usahistory.info /southern/South-Carolina.html   (2191 words)

  
  South Carolina - MSN Encarta
South Carolina remained primarily an agricultural state until the early decades of the 20th century, when manufacturing, particularly the textile industry, developed as the leading economic activity.
South Carolina ranks 40th in size among the states, with an area of 82,931 sq km (32,020 sq mi), including 2,611 sq km (1,008 sq mi) of inland water and 186 sq km (72 sq mi) of coastal waters over which it has jurisdiction.
South Carolina includes portions of three major natural regions, or physiographic provinces, of the eastern United States: the Atlantic portion of the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont (see Piedmont Plateau), and the Blue Ridge provinces.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571763/South_Carolina.html   (981 words)

  
 South Carolina Vacations - State Of South Carolina - South Carolina Hotels
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand continue their draw of millions of visitors each year as they flock to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, with a state rich in heritage as one of the original colonies, and a history born of European, African and Caribbean cultures.
With crystal clear lakes and streams to some of the country’s premier golf courses, South Carolina is home to many tourist attractions as well as destinations off the beaten path.
Once you head south of historic Charleston, to reach into the lowlands of South Carolina rich with premier golf course and resort islands.
www.southcarolinahotelfinder.com   (531 words)

  
 South Carolina Palmetto State Capital Columbia
Carolina was named to honor Charles IX of France and then Charles I and Charles II of England.
The Sabal Palmetto (Inodes Palmetto), commonly referred to as the Cabbage Palmetto, was added to the "National" flag of South Carolina, after it seceded from the Union in 1861.
It also appears on the South Carolina State Seal and in the salute to the flag of South Carolina written in 1950 by Mrs.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/sc_intro.htm   (782 words)

  
 SOUTH CAROLINA--COLONIZATION-THE SOUTHERN COLONIES
It was the shores of South Carolina that Ribault, under the direction of the great Coligny, had attempted to settle with a colony of Frenchmen, but failed, and now, after a hundred years had passed, it was left for the English to lay the permanent foundations for a commonwealth.
South Carolina differs from most of the colonies in not having had to battle against impending dissolution during its first years of existence, and from all the others in depending largely on slave labor from the beginning.
The earliest important product of South Carolina was rice, though it required a hundred years to bring the industry to perfection; to determine the best kind of soil and labor, and to invent the machinery for harvesting, threshing, and husking.
www.usgennet.org /usa/topic/colonial/book/chap4_4.html   (2186 words)

  
 The US50 - A guide to the state of South Carolina - History
The human history of what is now called South Carolina goes back more than 11,000 years when the first Americans migrated into the region, fanned out, and began to develop the individual tribal characteristics encountered by the first European explorers.
South Carolinians were leaders in the resistance to the Stamp Act and took and active part in the American Revolution, with at least 299 battles and skirmishes fought here.
Post-war South Carolina was in a ruinous condition and the state was occupied by federal troops until after the election of Wade Hampton as governor in 1876.
www.theus50.com /southcarolina/history.shtml   (1125 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: South Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is bounded eastward by North Carolina and the Atlantic, with a coast line of 200 miles; Georgia lies to the west and North Carolina bounds it on the north.
South Carolina rises from marshland in its eastern tidewater section to a mountainous region in the extreme western portion of the state.
In 1670 the foundation of South Carolina was laid in the settlement of the Ashley River and an independent governor was appointed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14157a.htm   (3088 words)

  
 South Carolina Apartments
South Carolina is generally a very comfortable place to live, thanks to its humid subtropical climate.
South Carolina has an overall cost of living at 4% below the national average, and housing costs—including apartment rentals—at 9% below the national average.
Columbia is the South Carolina's state capital and its largest city, with 120,000 residents.
www.rent.com /rentals/south-carolina   (723 words)

  
 The South Carolina Quarter - The United States Mint
The South Carolina quarter's reverse is an outline of the state complimented by an intriguing group of state symbols.
An outline of South Carolina, the nickname "The Palmetto State" and a star indicating the capital, Columbia, form the quarter’s background.
The Carolina Wren, the state bird, and the Yellow Jessamine, the state flower, are native throughout South Carolina; the importance of the Palmetto Tree, the state tree, dates back to the Revolutionary War.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=SC   (273 words)

  
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The relatively small state of SOUTH CAROLINA remains, with Mississippi, one of the poorest and most rural pockets of the US, although the prime real estate along its coast has lately been developed into exclusive golf courses and tennis clubs.
South Carolina's fascinating subtropical coastline of sea islands, great beaches, marshes and lush palmetto groves preserves traces of a virtually independent fl culture (featuring the unique patois gullah), from the days when slaves escaped the mainland plantations.
www.southcarolina.hotelbookingtoday.com   (262 words)

  
 South Carolina Forestry Commission
South Carolina loggers are committed to protecting water quality, according to a report just published by the SC Forestry Commission.
The mission of the South Carolina Forestry Commission is to protect, promote, enhance, and nurture the forest lands of South Carolina in a manner consistent with achieving the greatest good for its citizens.
The South Carolina Forestry Commission and the USDA Forest Service prohibit discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.
www.state.sc.us /forest   (461 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Confederate States of America - Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the ...
And now the State of South Carolina having resumed her separate and equal place among nations, deems it due to herself, to the remaining United States of America, and to the nations of the world, that she should declare the immediate causes which have led to this act.
On the 23d May, 1788, South Carolina, by a Convention of her People, passed an Ordinance assenting to this Constitution, and afterwards altered her own Constitution, to conform herself to the obligations she had undertaken.
It has announced that the South shall be excluded from the common territory, that the judicial tribunals shall be made sectional, and that a war must be waged against slavery until it shall cease throughout the United States.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/csa/scarsec.htm   (1452 words)

  
 South Carolina
Settled by the English in 1670, South Carolina was based on a plantation culture with an aristocratic, wealthy society that was dependent on fl slave labor.
One of the original 13 colonies, South Carolina was first formed in 1729 when the Carolina colony was divided in two to form North and South Carolina.
Today South Carolina honors its history and culture while also working to become a global business center.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/sc   (125 words)

  
 NARA | The National Archives Experience
That same year, he married Mary Eleanor Laurens, daughter of a wealthy and politically powerful South Carolina merchant; she was to bear at least three children.
He soon rose to the rank of colonel and fought in the South in defense of Charleston and in the North at the Battles of Brandywine, PA, and Germantown, PA. He commanded a regiment in the campaign against the British in the Floridas in 1778 and at the siege of Savannah.
He was a charter member of the board of trustees of South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina), first president of the Charleston Bible Society, and chief executive of the Charleston Library Society.
www.archives.gov /national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_south_carolina.html   (2481 words)

  
 South Carolina: Facts, Map and State Symbols - EnchantedLearning.com
The state flag of South Carolina was officially adopted in 1861.
When South Carolina seceded from the Union, the palmetto tree was added to the flag.
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.
www.enchantedlearning.com /usa/states/southcarolina   (414 words)

  
 South Carolina man sues over 'Borat' - Boston.com
A man claims he was "accosted" by the star of the spoof documentary "Borat" while using a restroom at an upscale restaurant last year, according to a lawsuit.
The plaintiff, a South Carolina resident, says British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a bathroom attendant at Ristorante Divino in October 2005, invading his privacy and staring as he used a urinal, according to the lawsuit.
A judge in Los Angeles last week rejected a request by two South Carolina fraternity brothers to block the DVD release of the movie.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/12/12/south_carolinian_sues_over_borat   (416 words)

  
 South Carolina: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com
Once primarily agricultural, South Carolina today has many large textile and other mills that produce several times the output of its farms in cash value.
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 South Carolina Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
South Carolina (base map) JPEG format (357K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
South Carolina (reference map) JPEG format (252K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
South Carolina (reference map) PDF format (192K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/south_carolina.html   (370 words)

  
 University of South Carolina Official Athletic Site
South Carolina Mascot Reaches 2007 Capital One Mascot Open Playoffs
South Carolina's mascot, Cocky, has reached the playoffs of the 2007 Capital One Mascot Open.
South Carolina to play George Mason on Sunday at 4:30 pm on ESPN2
www.uscsports.com   (317 words)

  
 Site Map: South Carolina Parks & Tourism
Thoroughbred Country- Thoroughbred County, South Carolina (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell counties)
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles- There are several options to help you get to South Carolina.
South Carolina Welcome Centers- South Carolina's famous southern hospitality is served daily at our ten Welcome Centers.
www.discoversouthcarolina.com /wheretostay/index.asp   (527 words)

  
 South Carolina State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
South Carolina Vacations 2007 - Request a free 2007 Columbia South Carolina vacation planner from the Columbia Riverbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps.
The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776.
www.50states.com /scarolin.htm   (307 words)

  
 Football University of South Carolina :: The Official Athletic Site
South Carolina nose tackle Stanley Doughty has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, the Chiefs announced Monday.
South Carolina NFL Draft Tracker; Rice To Minnesota In Second Round
Carolina center to participate in Eagles minicamp as an undrafted free agent.
uscsports.cstv.com /sports/m-footbl/scar-m-footbl-body.html   (95 words)

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