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And Mt. Mitchell (also in NC) is the highest mountain on the East Coast.

-Thats interesting about the venus fly trap.

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No, Columbia's site was chosen to be the new location for the capital of SC by the General Assembly in Charleston (the old capital of SC), and the area was then planned accordingly. They layed out a 2 sq mi. area with 400 blocks. The roads were built as the city grew.

It recieved its first charter in 1805 - waay before Sherman in 1855.

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yup. and they are all on the west side of the building because sherman fired his cannons from the other side of the river. damn yankees.

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some more trivia about Columbia-

All of the original grid of streets are 100ft wide except for the two thoroughfares of Assembly St. and Taylor. which are 150ft wide.

The reasoning behind this is that at the time is was thought that mosquitos could only fly 60ft without food and would die, so by making the roads wide enough it would stop or at least slow or the spread of disease.

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The reasoning behind this is that at the time is was thought that mosquitos could only fly 60ft without food and would die, so by making the roads wide enough it would stop or at least slow or the spread of disease.

LOL!!! That's funny.

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South Carolina, The Palmetto State, produces more peaches than is neighbor Georgia, The Peach State.

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The Peachoid - Gaffney, SC

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Yeah, I was up at Lake Lure a few weeks ago, and I didn't realize how many films were filmed there, or had scenes there... Dirty Dancing, Last of the Mohicans, My Fellow Americans to name a few.

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At the time of the first Census in 1790, Charelston, SC was the 4th largest city in the US with a population of 16,359.

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The decision to drop the nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 was made in a house in Converse Heights, a neighborhood in Spartanburg.

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Spartanburg County has the most international inverstment per capita in the nation.

In fact there is an upcoming announcement that I can't say anything about that should emphasize that fact.

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