Sunday, January 24, 2021

Georgetown and Chow Chow

I seem bound by destiny to somehow interact with slavery at least once per day while in South Carolina. Alright let's get on with it then.

We explored the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site which preserves a portion of Pinckney's plantation.

Pinckney was a signer of the United States Constitution, served a few terms as governor of South Carolina as well as US Senator, US Representative, Ambassador to Spain... the guy was busy. Having a bunch of slaves to do the farm work really frees up one's time for politics I imagine. 

He apparently submitted a draft of the Constitution that features many of the aspects of our government that continue to this day.

My guidebook said that Georgetown, SC still has more than 50 antebellum buildings.

I've seen a few places in the area that people use oyster shells as like gravel in various applications in their yards.

The Kaminski House overlooking the Sampit River was built in 1769.

I never saw a harborwalk I didn't like. This one was very historic and important to the city because it was where agricultural products were shipped out, particularly "Carolina Gold", a rice variety that it may surprise you to learn originated in Africa.

I am also pretty fond of rice myself. Georgetown even has a museum nearby dedicated to rice. This is making me hungry.

I told you they do weird things with oyster shells around here. This crazy house is covered in them.

Back in North Myrtle Beach we tried some of the local hot chow chow. It's sort of like a relish but chunkier like maybe coleslaw. You can put it on just about anything but it stands up pretty well as a little side too.

I'm pretty satisfied with how hard we've been hitting our local food list.

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