In the history of our country, Charleston has always played an important part. By the late 1600s Charleston was the southernmost point of English settlement, in the heart of the deep south , it’s importance would be apparent for centuries.
Recognized as the best mannered city in the United States, Charleston brims with the cultural unique. It is the heart of southern hospitality, good food, fine weather, history and beautiful scenery.
In the early history of our country major battles were fought her during the American Revolution, and Civil War. The city was ravaged not only by war but by several hurricanes as well, each time bouncing back bigger and better than it was before.
As a result of war, many of the beautiful plantations in the area were destroyed and the owners suffered financial loss and ruin, many gave their lives and their fortunes for our great country.
One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Middleton, was a land owner just west of the city, his plantation survives today and is one of the most beautiful pieces of real estate in the area.
George Washington and his brother Lawrence enjoyed it’s social graces in the 1750s and frequented many of the landmarks of the time, some of which still stand today.
The first battle of the Civil War was fought at nearby Fort Sumter visible in the harbor, many watched from the shore as cannon ball after cannon ball found their mark on either confederate or union soldiers.
Charleston South Carolina
Today it is a top notch tourist attraction with golf courses beaches, restaurants and historical sites abounding.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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