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The Straw Bale House

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The Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale House in Winnsboro, South Carolina was started as a project for students in the Sustainable Construction class at Midlands Technical College. The retreat was designed for a child who may have medical issues or special needs, so they could have a "room of their own."

ORIGINAL SC | National Park Service Superintendent John Slaughter

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John Slaughter

"Humanity is the most important thing we can value....Valuing the humanity in others puts us in a place where we can have compassion and share passion with each and every individual, no matter what their background." 

John Slaughter serves as the superintendent of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group that includes Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

South Carolina's Smallest Town

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Smyrna South Carolina

Right outside the bustling city of Rock Hill is South Carolina's smallest town.  With tons of charm, Smyrna may be the tiniest town in the state but they are big on keeping a sense of community.

ORIGINAL SC | Gullah Chef Sallie Ann Robinson

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The Gullah Cooking Diva

If you asked Sallie Ann Robinson her purpose in life, she would answer, "To make everyone happy through food." Robinson, a sixth-generation native of Daufuskie Island, is a celebrity chef, television personality, and authority on Gullah tradition.

As the author of two cookbooks, she is renowned for her culinary expertise and knowledge of the Southeastern United States Gullah culture.

South Carolina's Cooper River

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Cooper River

The Cooper River has made a huge impact on the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The river, known as the "cradle of history," still makes a huge economic impact as an important commercial waterway for Berkeley County.

Town of Boykin

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Town of Boykin

Step back in time with a trip to the town of Boykin, SC.  This town can be called a modern day Mayberry of sorts with specialty shops, wonderful restaurants and tons of history.

SC's Highest Point, Sassafras Mountain

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Sassafras Mountain

As the highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain boosts tremendous views of three neighboring states: Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. It is also part of the Appalachian Mountains.

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