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PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
#29 - SOUTH CAROLINA

Size: 5" x 3"
Copyrighted: 1892
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.

South Carolina - Bloody Stick; Charleston Earthquake; Spanish Invasion

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Left section: GRIND YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
Right section:
SOUTH CAROLINA.
ABOUT 3,000 Indians lived in South Carolina when the first settlers arrived. The first European adventurers who reached the South Carolina shore were a group of Spanish slave-hunters, who (in 1520) landed on St. Helena and claimed the country for Spain.
In 1562 Ribault's vessels arrived on the coast bearing a gallant band of Huguenots. On the site of Beaufort they built the defenses of Charles Fort. King Charles II. granted Carolina to the lords-proprietors in 1663, and seven years later their little fleet reached Beaufort. Finding this site perilously near the truculent Spaniards of Florida, the colonists moved to the Ashley River and founded Charleston. The little colony had to fight the Indians on one side, and on the other the Spaniards from florida, whose galleys plundered the Sea Islands and destroyed Port Royal.
For some years the Carolinas were governed under John Locke's fantastical Fundamental Constitutions. The formal division of Carolina into North and South occurred in 1729. The immigrants of the next few decades included Dutch, Swiss, Scotch, German, Welsh, Irish, French, hundreds of Pennsylvanians and Virginians seeking safety after Braddock's defeat, and also many cargoes of African slaves which were brought into Charleston. The Revolution became a bitter civil war in South Carolina, but Marion and Sumter kept up an unceasing warfare against the king's forces.
As soon as Lincoln was elected President, South Carolina called a convention, which (Dec. 20th, 1860) declared that the Union between her and the other States was dissolved.
ILLUSTRATIONS.
The Bloody Stick; The Charleston Earthquake; The Spanish
Invasion, 1520.