Wow! From the Atlantic Ocean to Sassafras Mountain - this original design celebrates the great State of South Carolina!
The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel / hand towel / guest towel / bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!
*Packaged in organdy pouch
*Machine wash cold and line dry
*Measures 20" x 29"
*Made in India
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* Before being known as the Palmetto State, SC was known as, and had emblazoned on its license plates, the "Iodine State."
* Johnston, the Hub of the Ridge, is known as the peach Capital of the World (it is located at the meeting place of three river systems).
* Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens provide unique, natural habitats for over 2000 animals across 170 acres.
* Lake Murray, a man made reservoir, built in the 1930s contains one of the largest earthen dams in the world: Saluda Dam. The reservoir is the supposed home of a mysterious creature dubbed "Messie" which some say is a lake monster.
* The crescent moon currently on the state flag is a symbol once used when South Carolina was still a British colony.
* Hardeeville, SC is host to a rare locomotive engine "Argent Lumber Company train No.7 engine." The train has been on dispaly for nearly 60 years as a historic reminder of the city's past as a major lumber producing/shipping locale.
* The carolinas get their name from the latin "Carolus" which means 'Charles.' The states were named in tribute to the French King Charles IX.
* Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina.
* The longest cable-stayed bridge in North America spans the Charleston Harbor (the Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge).
* The world's largest ginkgo farm is in Sumter, SC. The farm, Garnay Inc. plantation, has 12 million Ginkgo trees on over 12,000 acres.
* In 1954 South Carolinans voted in Strom Thurmon, the first person ever elected to the Senate as a write-in candidate in the general election. Sen. Thurmon went on to become the longest-serving member in the senate in 2003 (41 years, 10 months). Sen. Byrd and Sen. Inouye both surpassed his record a few years later.