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Marjorie Wentworth - Author | The Big Picture
Marjorie Wentworth - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Marjory Wentworth, one of the state’s most underappreciated artists. Wentworth, who is a poet laureate, discusses what exactly a poet laureate is. She completely breaks the expectations of what a...
Native American Place Names in South Carolina
Native American Place Names in South Carolina

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Here are some of the meanings of these names: * Enoree -- River of Muscadines * Santee -- Safety, Protection * Cheraw -- Fire * Chatooga -- Rocky Waters * Tamassee -- Place of the Sunlight of God *...
Stone Tool Found at Allendale, SC Dig
Stone Tool Found at Allendale, SC Dig

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Pictured above is a stone tool found at the Allendale dig in South Carolina. It is believed the tool is 12,000 to 18,000 years old. It is believed that over 12,000 years ago, the first Native people...
Aerial View of United Nations | Periscope
Aerial View of United Nations | Periscope

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The U.N. is an organization that relies on the input of all member countries. The countries in the United Nations are very different, but they must work together to solve problems such as peace and...
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! | Periscope
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! | Periscope

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage September 15-October 15 each year! Approximately 1 in 8 people in the United States is Hispanic American. That's over 32 million people! In South Carolina there are more...
Cherokee | Periscope
Cherokee | Periscope

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The first "interstate" in South Carolina was created by the Cherokee. It was known as "the Cherokee Path." In the 1700s, this route led traders from the coast of Charleston past the Columbia area and...
Chicora | Periscope
Chicora | Periscope

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The Chicora were traditionally a coastal tribe living near Pawleys Island, South Carolina. They grew corn, tobacco and beans in their gardens and domesticated animals like deer and chickens. Because...