Interesting Facts and People



Interesting Facts

  • Nickname-Palmetto State

  • Motto-Dum Spiro Spero (While I breath,I hope)

  • State song-Carolina

  • Capital-Columbia

  • Name for residents-South Carolinians

  • State dance-The Shag


People

  • Dizzy Gillespie-jazz trumpet player from Cheraw

  • Andrew Jackson-U.S President from Waxhaw

  • Vanna White-TV personality from North Myrtle Beach

  • Joseph Burckhalter-inventor from Columbia

  • Althea Gibson-tennis champion from Silver

  • Joe Frazier-Fighter from Beaufort









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