Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Washington Slept Here!

President Washington Statue, Washington Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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Yes, it is true! President George Washington traveled to Charleston for a visit during his second term 
(one of our original tourists?). In May of 1791 Washington spent a week in town, and made quite an impression on the citizens of Charleston. They held a big party for him, because galas and festive events are a tradition here.

Years later, a park was dedicated to Washington in the heart of the city, and a statue erected in honor of our first president.

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