Construction on South Carolina’s State House began in 1855 and when the Civil War started only the foundation and exterior walls had been completed. Little work was done until 1885-95 when the interior decor was completed. The dome, porticos, and exterior steps were added last and the building was dedicated in 1907.
The State House offers tours Monday through Saturday but when we arrived on a Saturday, a note on the door said the building was closed. There were four women out front with signs who were displeased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recently announced decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. An officer told us their job was to keep people safe and that the State House would not be open that day.
We returned to the State House for a guided tour on Monday, June 27.
The image on the right portrays the Roman goddess Hope at dawn. She is walking on a shore littered with weapons. The motto means “While I breathe I hope”.
August 4, 2022 Vermont’s oldest geocache was closer to our campground near Albany, New York than our campground near Montpelier, Vermont so we treated it separately from other Vermont geocaches. Besides, it was harder to Read more…