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Unexpected history in a South Carolina town

In November 1861, only seven months into the Civil War, Union gunboats captured the sea islands around Port Royal Sound in South Carolina, including the city of Beaufort. The area remained in Union control through the war and the city … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey reminds me of somewhere

Downton Abbey promotional photo  (Photo: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE) I read an interesting blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation about the role of place in popular television. The main example was Downton Abbey, the … Continue reading

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One of the best historic houses

Not every historic house was owned or built by someone famous. One of my favorite homes falls into this category. Drayton Hall, an imposing eighteenth-century plantation house stands in lofty isolation amidst moss-draped live oaks overlooking the Ashley River, about … Continue reading

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