7 pieces of history in Charleston, SC

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Calling all history buffs. We rounded up seven of our favorite history articles from the past few years at CHStoday — from iconic spots to local teams. It’s time to unwind while we rewind through Charleston’s past.

  1. The Angel Oak | This famous tree on Johns Island may be older than you think. Read about the new preserve that will surround Angel Oak Park.
  2. Sweetgrass baskets | Sweetgrass baskets and the art of basket weaving are key parts of Gullah culture in the Lowcountry.
  3. Broad Street | If you know Charleston, you know Broad Street. What you may not know is that this isn’t the road’s original name.
  4. Blind Tiger Pub | Speaking of Broad Street, this former speakeasy’s history involves The Prohibition and paranormal activity.
  5. Charleston RiverDogs | Dive into the history of the RiverDogs, aka Charleston’s Minor League Baseball team, who were crowned champions earlier this week.
  6. Old Cooper River bridges | If you’ve been here a while, you know many bridges have come and gone over the Cooper River.
  7. Bessie the Coburg Cow | She’s an icon in Charleston, and if you don’t know this bovine weather vane, it’s time to get acquainted.

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