Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Yes. It is called Lynchburg, and it is a deep and somewhat poorly drained soil formed in marine sediments.
Richland. It is in Richland, 13 miles southeast of Columbia.
Peach. More than a million peach trees grow in Edgefield County alone.
t. The state beverage is milk and the state hospitality beverage is tea.
Loggerhead Turtle. Thousands of loggerhead turtles live off the state beaches and there are many programs to protect them.
Wild Turkey. A wild turkey can weigh as much as 20 pounds. The Carolina wren is the state non-game bird.
Amythest. The amethyst is a bluish violet variety of quartz and is often used by jewelers.
Blue Granite. South Carolina is among the top ten producers of granite in the fifty states.
palmetto . This is because during the Revolutionary War, the clouds of smoke from a hit British warship looked like a fully grown palmetto tree.
Also, 9livesoffolly adds this information:
"In the American Revolution, Colonel Mountrie defended Sullivan's Island against an attack by British warships in June of 1776. Cannonballs fired at the fort from the British ships could not destroy the walls of the forts which were built of Palmetto logs. Instead, the cannonballs simply sank into the soft, tough Palmetto wood."
Yellow Jessamine & Goldenrod. The Yellow Jessamine is also called Carolina Jessamine. It is a member of the olive family. The Goldenrod is a perennial.
|Aviation Parkway, the road that connects Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to I-85, bears what highway number?||South Carolina's Roads
The road is unnumbered. Exit 57 leads the weary traveller from the freeway to the airport, which serves upstate South Carolina. Aviation Parkway is not numbered. It does, however, have a direct connection to SC 14, which crosses I-85 and runs to the west of the airport.
Thanks to wikipedia and the AAA North American Road Atlas 2005 for additional information in this quiz!
|The beltway that forms a half-circle around Charleston is named for which US Army general?||South Carolina's Roads
Mark Clark. After his military service, Mark Clark served as president of The Citadel, the famed military school, from 1954 to 1966. After Clark's death on April 17, 1984, he was buried at the school. The beltway is I-526, one of two active spurways on I-26.
|Conway Bypass, which carries traffic around the seat of Horry County to North Myrtle Beach, bears what state highway number? ||South Carolina's Roads
SC 22. The Conway Bypass actually starts between Conway and Aynor, at US 501, and continues on to its southern terminus at US 17, near North Myrtle Beach. The bypass allows people to reach North Myrtle and points north without having to drive down congested US 501 through Conway and Myrtle Beach.
|Although it is possible to get from Greenville to Clemson by interstate, what US highway provides a more direct route between the two cities?||South Carolina's Roads
US 123. A spur of US 23, US 123 begins in Georgia and ends in downtown Greenville. US 76 connects Clemson to several cities to its east, including Anderson, Laurens, Columbia and Sumter. US 178, a spur of US 78, crosses US 23 between Clemson and Easley, and runs southeast to Greenwood and Orangeburg. US 52 runs across the eastern side of the state, well away from both Greenville and Clemson.
|The southern terminus of SC 381 is in the community of Blenheim, at SC 38, in Marlboro County. What foodstuff is Blenheim famous for?||South Carolina's Roads
Ginger ale. Originally created in 1903 by a local doctor who mixed Jamaican ginger with strong mineral water, Blenheim Ginger Ale is bottled today in neighboring Dillon County. The family that owns the beverage also runs the infamous tourist trap South of the Border, which sits on the North Carolina/South Carolina border.
|The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, which runs from Gaffney to Walhalla, bears what state highway (SC) number?||South Carolina's Roads
SC 11. The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway runs for 115 miles through Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. A number of state parks and lakes lie along the route, making it a popular alternative to the high-speed drive down I-85 and the busy Greenville-Spartanburg corridor.
Charles Bolden. The second African-American to ever command an American spacecraft, Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. (USMC, retired) is a native of Columbia and a graduate of Annapolis (1968). Bolden flew in space four times, including STS-31 (Hubble Space Telescope deployment mission in April, 1990) and STS-60 (first US space mission to include a Russian cosmonaut as part of the flight crew). I-77 bears his name from the Richland/Fairfield county line, north of Columbia, until it crosses I-20, northeast of downtown.
|Exit 116, where US 15 crosses I-20 south of Bishopville, is named for what famed athlete?||South Carolina's Roads
Felix "Doc" Blanchard. All of the athletes here have some ties to South Carolina. Tennis pioneer Althea Gibson was born in the town of Silver, in Clarendon County, in 1927. Baseball star Shoeless Joe Jackson was born in Pickens County in 1889 and died in Greenville in 1951. And although he was a native of Georgia, George Rogers won the Heisman Trophy in 1980 while playing for the South Carolina Gamecocks. "Doc" Blanchard, who grew up in Bishopville, also won a Heisman, in 1945, while playing at Army. He was "Mr. Inside".
|To get from the port city of Charleston to the fun and sun of Myrtle Beach, what US highway would the weary traveller take?||South Carolina's Roads
US 17. US 17 is a busy highway that connects South Carolina's coastal communities. It runs roughly parallel to I-95, and multiplexes--that is, runs concurrently--with I-95 for several miles in the southern portion of the state.
Yellow Jessamine. The Yellow Jessamine has several names such as Carolina Jessamine or Poor Man's Rope. Sometimes, it grows very tall. In 2003 the Goldenrod became the state flower.
Dum Spiro Spero. Dum Spiro Spero means "While I Breathe, I Hope" in Latin. It is the motto of not only South Carolina but some other places too.
47. There are 47 state parks. Barnwell State Park, Kings Mountain State Park, and Table Rock State Park are just a few of them.
The Carolina Wren. The Carolina Wren is the state bird of South Carolina. Sometimes it is just called a Wren.
a tree and a crescent moon. The flag is blue and the tree and the crescent moon are both white. The crescent was a symbol of South Carolina when it was a British colony.
Sassafras Mountain. Sassafras Mountain is 3,507 feet tall.
The Peach. The only state that grows more peaches than South Carolina is California. People sometimes call it "The Tastier Peach State".
Jesse Jackson. Jesse Jackson was from Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville is located in upstate South Carolina.
Mark Sanford. Did you know that Mark Sanford was elected for governor in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006? He is the 115th governor of South Carolina.
May 23, 1788. South Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies. It was the 8th state to enter the union.
1989. Hurricane Hugo hit on September 21, 1989 in the Charleston-Mt. Pleasant area. Fortunately, the majority of damage was not very severe and the areas affected were able to recover in a relatively short amount of time.
Edgefield. Thurmond held the seat for forty-nine years and lived to be one-hundred years old. Before he was a U.S. Senator, he was the Governor of South Carolina.