Blogs from Summerville, South Carolina, United States, North America


Today I explore the source of Charleston’s wealth, the rice plantations along the rivers. Most of them have been subdivided at this point, so getting an authentic view of one is difficult. The Charleston area has four that have been turned into museums. I knew that more than two would produce fatigue, so I picked carefully. I ended up with two that give very different perspectives on the plantation life. Drayton Hall Drayton Hall was founded in 1738 by John Drayton, a member of one of South Carolina’s wealthiest families. It produced rice for nearly a half century, and then switched to cotton. It is the only plantation along the Ashley River that survived the Civil War intact. The exact reason has... read more
Drayton Hall interior
Drayton Hall Slave Cemetery
Middleton Gardens parking lot

North America » United States » South Carolina » Summerville January 21st 2011

...YO...whats shakin all you funky fresh cats out there in this beautiful world... so, my new journies have now taken me to this lovely state of South Carolina within the city of Charleston (chucktown i've been told)... been here a bit over a week and so far i am diggin it...people down here are def alot friendlier than up in MD. polite is a good way to describe them. i will start lookin for work and will go from there, the beach is about twenty some min away pending on hopefully i'll have a kickass tan in no time... i'll come up with a good assessment after i get into the swing of things...hope all of you are doing awesomely awesome... feel free to drop me a line whenever...till next time.... oh, by the way...burning ... read more

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