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Animis opibusque parati†

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Animis opibusque parati† (Latin), Prepared in Mind and Resources
Posted:Feb 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Last Updated:Mar 4, 2019 4:08 pm
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Animis opibusque parati...translated it means "prepared in mind and resources". If you are from South Carolina, this latin quote should be all to familiar. It will be interesting to see if the staff here, at OutPersonals will approve it. If they have the wisdom to do so, it will be the name of my blogpost. If not, back to the drawing board, as "they" say.

Are you interested in some basic information regarding South Carolina outside of Lindsey Graham? If so, with my first blog entry here, I will attempt to bring it forward. With special thanks to "infoplease/states/southcarolina" and "discoversouthcarolina.com".


Nicknamed, "The Palmetto State", here is a condensed background and history of the 8th State to enter the Union on May 23, 1788.


After extensive explorations of the coast in 1521 by Francisco de Gordillo, the Spanish tried unsuccessfully to establish a colony near present-day Georgetown in 1526, and the French also failed to colonize Parris Island near Fort Royal in 1562. The first English settlement was made in 1670 at Albemarle Point on the Ashley River, but poor conditions drove the settlers to the site of Charleston (originally called Charles Town).


South Carolina became a "crown colony" in 1719, which resulted in the separation from North Carolina in 1729.

The State was the scene of extensive military action during the Revolution and again during the Civil War. The Civil War began in 1861 as South Carolina troops fired on federal Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, and the state was the first to secede from the Union.


Once primarily agricultural, South Carolina today has many large textile and other mills that produce several times the output of its farms in cash value. Charleston makes asbestos, wood, pulp, steel products, chemicals, machinery, and apparel.

Farms have become fewer but larger in recent years. South Carolina ranks second in peach production after California. Other top agricultural commodities include broilers (31.5% of total state farm receipts), turkeys, greenhouse products, cattle and calves, and corn. One of only two commercial tea plantations in America is 20 miles South of Charleston on Wadmalaw Island.

Points of interest include Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie, Fort Johnson, and aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor; the Middleton, Magnolia, and Cypress Gardens in Charleston; Cowpens National Battlefield; the Hilton Head resorts; and the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia.

Motto(s): Dum spiro spero* (Latin), While I Breathe I Hope
Animis opibusque parati† (Latin), Prepared in Mind and Resources
State song(s): ""Carolina";
"South Carolina On My Mind"
Official language English
Demonym South Carolinian
Capital Columbia
Largest city Charleston
Largest metro Greenville


In my opinion, it is the best place to hang out during Spring Break or any other time of the year..."Carolina on my mind".
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