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Second Grade Visits Charles Towne Landing

December 9

Last week, the second grade visited Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Charles Towne Landing sits on a marshy point off the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony. There, the second graders took a tour through a “zoo” of animals that would have been present when the first settlers came to Charleston. The students saw a bison, red wolf, puma, bear, vulture, elk, and deer. The children also explored the Carolina, a replica of a 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to Charleston, as well as a dwelling that would have been built during the first settlement.

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