Friday, September 10, 2004

Hilton Head, S.C.

We ate last night at Hudson's Seafood. Some tidbits related to important island dates were noted: (1) 2000 b.c. - island's first big oyster roasts and fish fries hosted by the Yemassee Indians. (2) 1521 a.d. - island's first
tourists. Spanish seafarers put into Spanish Wells for some fresh water. No golf course so they leave. (3) 1663 a.d. - island's first real estate agent names the island after himself (William Hilton), and (4) 1861 a.d. - 15,000 angry
tourists storm beaches at Port Royal Plantation and claim Hilton Head as headquarters for the Union Army of the South. Island population reaches 50,000 in 1864. I ate the Neptune Seafood Platter. The meal was excellent, enough left over for lunch.


At 4:34 PM, Blogger + Alan said...

Interesting stuff Dan. We usually go to Charleston (actually Isle of Palms) for vacations. Not in the couple of years though. I love it down there. I don't think I could live there (no seasons) but it's nice. I like the history too. Peace to you.


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