Charleston South Carolina. I’m a little at loss for words to describe my thoughts about this city. There is so much history here. It is the oldest and largest city of South Carolina making it an economic hub for the entire colonial south. It was involved in the American Revolution, being one of the prime targets of England and surviving constant attacks and attempts of capture. Through it all, the city and the colonists stood strong and became a national symbol for freedom and the values that America holds.
Charleston was also one of the major slave trading hubs of early America. This led to them being the first state to secede from the Union and the first battle of the Civil Wart took place at Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston. After the defeat of the Confederacy, Charleston became one of the central areas to boom during reconstruction, with the African-American population soon taking over more than half of the cities population.
This leads to lots of old ruins in remembrance of the cities spotted past. Old jails still stand, the old slave mart has been turned into a museum. Cemeteries are plentiful, filled with memories of people that started our nation, but also fought against it. It is a surreal experience.
One other interesting thing near Charleston, is The Angel Oak Tree. It is a southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park. The tree is estimated to be 400-500 years old. It stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). Its longest branch distance is 187 ft in length. It’s pretty cool.
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