Morning over Moultrie

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by darby ward

When I was little, my dad used to tell me stories about the American Revolution. My favorite story was about Fort Moultrie. The Fort is the reason for South Carolina's nickname the "Palmetto State." During the Revolution, the walls of the fort were made from Palmetto trees since it was the most available material. When the British tried to attack the Fort, they failed because the canon shots were absorbed by the palmetto trees. Seeing the sunrise over fort moultrie with a palmetto tree silhouette next to it, evokes memories of the stories my dad told me and reminds me of my love for my state.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA


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