Category Archives: South Carolina

Back in Charleston

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“Do the Manigault House, across the street from our hotel,” I told my Charleston trip companion, Kathie. “And go to the Charleston Visitor Center, also across the street from the hotel, and get us a bus schedule.” The Joseph Manigault … Continue reading

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Bibles and Slaves

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Originally posted on thehistorytourist:
A tall, thin man in Charleston pastels pounced on us as we approached St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.  “Do you want a tour?  It’s free.” George Washington had attended services at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Charleston…

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Upcountry Miscellaneous

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In true History Tourist fashion, we hit a lot of places during our four days in Clemson. Most of them don’t make for full blog posts but are worth mentioning. South Carolina Botanical Gardens We both like gardens so we … Continue reading

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Fort Hill, Clemson

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In the middle of the Clemson University campus is Fort Hill, a large Greek revival house that once belonged to John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), a South Carolina Senator and Representative.  He was also Vice President to John Quincy Adams and … Continue reading

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Bath Plus Deodorant Daily

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The most popular tweet I’ve ever tweeted was this item from the General Store Museum in Westminster, South Carolina. Everyone seemed particularly intrigued by the “no visible hair” requirement on the legs. And no, the museum did not display a … Continue reading

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Feed Me, Seymour

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Two of the amenities I looked for, and found, in our Charleston hotel: (1) a midtown location so that we would not have to drive everywhere; and (2) free breakfasts, so my early morning cranky self wouldn’t have to go … Continue reading

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An Envelope Tells a Story

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Comments from Camille of Wine and History Visited made me realize that I had a theme to my Charleston visit this time around: sites to visit for free!  Touring the Dock Street Theatre and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church were free, … Continue reading

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