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Tree trivia time ... without using any outside resources

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:14 PM
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The palmetto tree is the state tree for South Carolina.

So, for what reason was the palmetto tree placed on the SC state flag?

And, for extra credit: what does the crescent in the upper corner of the state flag represent? (There is debate but one reason is better than the other.)

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:16 PM
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Because Sargent Jasper.

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:19 PM
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And the original SC flag was just the crescent on a blue field.... I should know but I was probably distracted by the little red haired girl sitting in the front row.

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:22 PM
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We've always had the very best flag, even before the awesome palmetto tree.



https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Fort_Moultrie,_South_Carolina.svg#/media/File:Flag_of_Fort_Moultrie,_South_Carolina.svg

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Yes, for question 1.***

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:21 PM
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Aug 17, 2022, 7:39 PM
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Because when the Patriots defended Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island against the Brits, Fort Moultrie was built from Palmetto logs. The logs absorbed the British canon fire.

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Fort Moultrie was constructed of these trees. Soft

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:18 PM
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wood which British cannon balls bounced off of

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:22 PM
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Yes

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:24 PM
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But without Sargent Jasper leaping over the edge of the fort under heavy fire to retrieve the flag that was hot down, no one would remember about bouncing cannon balls.

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:32 PM
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no, they didn't bounce off, they sunk into the soft Palmetto Trees and didn't do any damage

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Aug 17, 2022, 6:58 PM
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This^^^

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Crescent shield around front of neck on early militia

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:20 PM
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uniform

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:25 PM
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Yes. The debate was that it was originally like a U and, thus the gorget. But, over the years, it got tilted and now claimed to be the crescent moon. I prefer the gorget over the moon.

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:25 PM
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The cannon balls did not bounce off. They just were absorbed into the soft wood without splintering.

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:29 PM
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Details, details. Details should never interfere with a good story and cannon balls bouncing off is so much better than "being absorbed due the fibrous nature of the aforementioned tree". ;)

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Did you know that the Palmetto is not a tree?***


Aug 17, 2022, 5:31 PM
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The Upper Left is Not The Moon It Is a Gorget

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Aug 17, 2022, 5:51 PM
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A Military neck piece of authority

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Yes, I completely agree.***


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Cuz the Tiger Paw set to 1:00 o'clock hadn't been invented yet

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Aug 17, 2022, 8:46 PM
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😁

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Aug 18, 2022, 9:16 AM
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bonus answer. the palm is actually a grass species. the trunk of you have ever tried to chainsaw through one…is made up of millions of fibers. It does not have a rings like a normal tree wood.

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