Charleston, South Carolina Update

"REAL Charleston News - Early Fall 2007"


Fall brings cooler temperatures and a colorful variety of events throughout the Charleston area, as it's time to get out and enjoy a wonderful mix of cultural events, recreation and fun. Activities literally get a big boost with the annual Scottish Games and Highland Gathering in Mount Pleasant at Boone Hall Sept. 15th, as a hallmark of this ancient Scot tradition is the heaving of mammoth stones, logs, bales and iron in an impressive test of strength that dates back thousands of years. There's also traditional Scottish garb, music, dancing in a very social one-day event. For information, call 843-552-2563.

Enjoy world-class jazz musicians and food from some of Charleston's finest chefs at the second annual ChazzFest at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island, Sept. 22nd. This cozy outdoor venue is a favorite for concert-goers and is ideal for the sultry sounds of jazz that will fill the air along with outstanding culinary flavors as well as an assortment of crafts displays and workshops celebrating the traditions of Southern culture. For ticket information, call 843-554-6060.

The charming beauty of Charleston's historic landscapes an living spaces shows forth in the Preservation Society of Charleston's 31st annual Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens, Sept. 27th through Oct. 28th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only. Guided tours in candle light settings feature dozens of the city's most venerated sites and offer a wonderful experience in some of the most exquisite interiors and exteriors anywhere. For tickets and information, call 843-722-4636.


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Charleston lies on a fault line known as the Woodstock fault, which geologists have determined was caused by a subterranean lava "bloom" that cracked tectonic plates millions of years ago. The adjusting layers caused a severe earthquake in Charleston on August 31, 1886, destroying hundreds of homes throughout the city and damaging many more. Because of the shaking effect that the earthquake shocks had in knocking down walls in many homes, thereafter a number of houses in the city were adorned with metal rods passing through joists and connected by bolts on outer walls. These earthquake bolts can be seen in the form of stars, crosses or round plates on many older homes around Charleston.   


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