The cornerstone was buried on Carolina Day(June 28) in 1858, and whiledocumentations of what should be inside existed, no one knew for sure what would be found.
After weeks of preparing the cornerstone for its delicate opening, here’s what we know after the content’s initial inspection:
• The inside of the lid has an inscription with the date + maker of the cornerstone • A piece of what looked like a rock could possibly be part of a small cannon ball • Three tin boxes were found that are assumed to contain a banner that was carried at Calhoun’s funeral, historic papers + a lock of Calhoun’s hair.
The team of archaeologists and other experts will further inspect the items in order to give a thorough description.
Development ○ On Wednesday, the SC Senate approvedSC Ports Authority’s proposal to borrow $550 million to expand rail lines at the Port of Charleston. The project, sent to the House, could minimize cargo trucks on state roads by 500,000. (WCBD)
NowOpen ○ Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen— an open-fire, Argentenial-style restaurant — is now open at 713 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Menu items include pimento cheese hush puppies, veggie boards + more. (Charleston City Paper)
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