Ch-Ching! Can you smell that money? Can you imagine becoming an overnight millionaire. Yeah, yeah, we've all had those dreams and imagined what it would be like to have millions in the bank, but honestly, I've never, ever bought a lottery ticket!
It's not all about greed, though. The South Carolina Education Lottery also helps to raise a ton of money for education in the state. Or in their own words . . . "proceeds of lottery games must be used to support improvements and enhancements for educational purposes and programs as provided by the General Assembly and that the net proceeds must be used to supplement, not supplant, existing resources for educational purposes and programs."
-(from the lottery's official website)
There are all kinds of games offered by the lottery and many people from neighboring states drive here to purchase tickets and a chance to win some cash.
If I ever do buy a ticket and win, I'll be happy to come and visit you anywhere in the world. You can bet that I'd be traveling for a long, long time.
African-American History Mounment
The African-American History Monument which stands beside the South Carolina Statehouse is the first of its kind on any of America's state capitol grounds. It was was sculptured by Ed Dwight of Colorado and dedicated March 29, 2001.
The monument traces African-American history from the Middle Passage, to the fight for freedom during the War Between the States, the struggle for civil rights and emergence into mainstream America. Among the 12 scenes are images that depict a family on the auction block, slaves working in a rice field, men and women celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation, the Jim Crow era, the Northern migration, and images of African Americans today pioneering in such fields as engineering, law education, sports, politics and space exploration.
At the base of the monument's obelisk are four rubbing stones from regions of Africa where slaves were captured - Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo and Ghana.
Historic Church and Cemetery
Trinity Episcopal Church is located just across Sumter Street from the State House. Some of the famous folks buried in its cemetery include: James F. Byrnes who was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Secretary of State under Harry Truman, Ellison Capers, a Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, and many other statesmen and generals.
The parish was first organized in 1812 and the church building dates to 1814. The existing structure was consecrated in 1847 and modeled after York Cathedral in England.
THis is me
Nice weekend get away. Barvarian style villa with the mountains as a great backdrop. Very crowed and is a tourist trap but what place isn't anymore. Would recommend a weekday trip to avoid the crowds. Almost everything is closed on Mon and Tuesday.