South Carolina

Postcard courtesy of Mrs. Wilson's 2nd grade class

Greetings from South Carolina!
South Carolina, one of the 13 original colonies became a state in 1788. We live in Belvedere, on South Carolina's western border with the state of Georgia. Our city was founded on the banks of the Savannah River. This river travels from the mountains down to the Atlantic Ocean.
State Nickname - Palmetto State
State Motto - While I breathe, I hope
State Bird - Carolina Wren
State Flower - Yellow Jessamine
State Tree - Cabbage Palmetto

Caption: South Carolina. A state that stretches from the mountains to the sea. Explored and temporarily settled by Spaniards and French in the 15th century: first permanent white settlements were made by the English in the 16th century.


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