May 23 – Anniversary of South Carolina's Statehood

Posted on May 23, 2016

You probably know that South Carolina was one of the thirteen colonies. Of them, it was the 8th to ratify the new Constitution of the United States of America, becoming a state on this date in 1788.

(It was also the first state to vote to secede from the Union as a part of the Civil War. Like the other Confederate states, it was readmitted after the war.)

Even though South Carolina is a rather small state, it has a lot of different sorts of landforms. 

Of course it has beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.

It has river deltas and coastal plains, and it has islands just off of the coast.

It has the Sandhills, which are ancient dunes from what used to be the coast, millions of years ago, but is now inland.

It has rolling hills and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

It has old plantations.

It has lovely gardens.

And of course it has waterfalls and lakes and other natural beauty spots.

Also on this date:

Anniversary of the invention of the accordion

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