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Christmas & New Year’s: Old Hilton Head Island Style

Christmas & New Year’s: Old Hilton Head Island Style

Until the late 1950’s, there was only one narrow paved road on the Island. However, there were many winding dirt roads canopied by moss draped live oak trees or bordered by fields of grass or crops. These dirt roads connected more than a dozen neighborhoods: Chaplin, Marshland, […]

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“Decoration Day” the Original Memorial Day

"Decoration Day" the Original Memorial Day

By David W. Blight Posted at the Zinn Education Project website with permission of the author from The First Decoration Day. The First Decoration Day Americans understand that Memorial Day, or “Decoration Day,” as my parents called it, has something to do with honoring the nation’s war […]

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Traditional Gullah 4th of July on Hilton Head Island

Traditional Gullah 4th of July on Hilton Head Island

If one took a Gullah Heritage Trail Tour on Hilton Head Island between 1868 and the 1950’s, one would have experienced an entirely different 4th of July celebration from this one in 2014. Gullah families were virtually the only occupants on the Island and they anxiously awaited […]

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Tour Highlights

  • Gullah Family Compounds
  • Old Debarkation Point
  • Old One-room School House
  • Plantation Tabby Ruins
  • First Freedom Village Historic Marker

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