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First People and European Explorers in the United States.
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Theodosia Burr | History of SC Slide Collection
Theodosia Burr | History of SC Slide Collection

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The daughter of Aaron Burr, Theodosia Burr (1783-1813) was born in Albany, New York, but much of her childhood was spent in New York City. Her father oversaw her education in French, music, dancing...
Beaufort, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places
Beaufort, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places

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Beaufort is the second oldest town in South Carolina. The first European explorers from Spain landed in this area in 1521. French Huguenots arrived in 1562. They were later put out by the Spanish who...
Chapter 3: The Snowbird Cherokee | Periscope
Chapter 3: The Snowbird Cherokee | Periscope

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Only a few Cherokee escaped the Indian Removal Act. Those who remained found safe hiding places in the remote mountains and valleys of Appalachia. Today, the Snowbird community is home to many...
Legendary War Chief, Oconostota | Periscope
Legendary War Chief, Oconostota | Periscope

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Oconostota: The original site of Echota was flooded while building a lake, but prior to its loss, archaeologist John Green discovered the grave site of the legendary war chief, Oconostota. Photo...