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Travel Bug Dog Tag Town Of Mount Pleasant, SC 'Key To The City' Geo-Goodwill Ambassador

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Tuesday, 04 August 2009
South Carolina, United States
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The "Key to the City" is a Geo-Goodwill Ambassador of the Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. It’s mission is to visit towns, cities, and villages in the United States and around the world. Protocol for hosting the Key to the City Geo-Goodwill Ambassador is to post a photograph of yourself and the key in front of your town hall or an iconic landmark in your town. Post the photographs in the gallery on this page.

La "Clé de la ville" est un « travel bug » géocacheur de la ville de Mount Pleasant provenant de l’état de la Caroline du Sud aux Etats Unis. Cette clé a pour mission de visiter les villes et villages du monde entier. Si vous trouvez cette clé, le protocole d’accueil est très simple. Postez une photo de vous et de la clé en face de votre mairie ou un monument emblématique de votre ville. Postez vos photos dans la galerie sur cette page.  

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Town Of Mount Pleasant Traveling Key To The City

Originally occupied by the Sewee Indians, Mount Pleasant’s first European settlers arrived from England on July 6, 1680, under the leadership of Captain Florentia O’Sullivan. Captain O’Sullivan had been granted 2,340 acres which included not only the island that bears his name, but also the land that was to become Mount Pleasant. In 1696, fifty-one new settlers arrived. Each family was allotted several hundred acres in the area that became known as Christ Church parish. In 1706 a joint attack of Spanish and French troops were defeated in Mount Pleasant saving the fledgling British Province of Carolina.

Revolutionary War
Mount Pleasant played a leading role in the first major military engagement – and victory – of the Revolutionary War at Fort Moultrie. Later in the war, when Charleston finally fell to the British on November 12, 1775, Cornwallis crossed the Cooper River with 2,500 troops and took possession of the town establishing the British headquarters at the home of Jacob Motte, later known as Hibben House. 

The area known today as “Mount Pleasant” was comprised of four small villages along Charleston Harbor. On December 20, 1837, the village of Greenwich was merged with Mount Pleasant and incorporated under the name Mount Pleasant.

Civil War
On September 24, 1860 a public meeting was held in Mount Pleasant that produced the first secession resolution of the state. The secession convention met in Charleston December 20, 1860 and seven southern states formed the Confederate States of America. With the advent of the Civil War, Battery Gary and an adjacent floating battery between Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island were instrumental in defense of the town, as well as attacks on Fort Sumter. The Town was also defended by a line of fortifications from Elliot’s Creek at Boone Hall to Copahee Sound. Mount Pleasant was also the secret training ground for the nine-man crew of the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley. It was from Breach Inlet in 1864 that this small vessel was launched to attack and sink the Housitanic.

Late 19th Century
Twenty years after the war, Mount Pleasant was populated by 783 residents. Four miles of street were laid with shells and the town was known as a pleasure and health resort for the planters of Christ Church parish and people of Charleston. Stores and dwellings rented for ten and twenty dollars a month. Truck farming was a major occupation and Mount Pleasant was the site of a sawmill and brick factory. There were nine stores, mostly owned by residents of German origin. A steam ferry provided transportation between Charleston and the Village until the first Cooper River Bridge was built in 1929. A newspaper article in 1889 reported, “The health of Mount Pleasant has been unprecedentedly fine for the past year. The town council expends about $2,000 on the streets and other necessary improvement, and the money is so judiciously applied that Mount Pleasant, in regard to general appearance, is one of the model towns of the state.” Mount Pleasant continues to stand as a model town, not only in South Carolina, but also in the nation.

Today, Mount Pleasant is the fourth largest city in South Carolina with a population of 72,000 residents.

(Summary adapted from the History of Mount Pleasant article in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Sesquicentennial Souvenir Program and Scanlonville, Charleston County, South Carolina: the community and the cemetery, prepared by Michael Trinkley and the Chicora Foundation, 2001) To learn more visit (visit link)

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Mark Missing 03/31/2015 H2O de Mer marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Write note 02/10/2013 minou et chaton posted a note for it   Visit Log

la clef est la mais pas le tb

Dropped Off 09/24/2012 Bird is the Word placed it in La spacieuse Québec, Canada - 4.54 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 09/22/2012 Bird is the Word retrieved it from La Letterbox du Lapin-Pirate Québec, Canada   Visit Log

A very nice and very large TB. I'll keep it moving.

Dropped Off 08/28/2012 microbe121 placed it in La Letterbox du Lapin-Pirate Québec, Canada - 25.87 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/02/2012 microbe121 retrieved it from J'ai envie .... d'une cache Québec, Canada   Visit Log

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Discovered It 08/02/2012 microbe121 discovered it   Visit Log

trouve dans Jai envie d une cache

Dropped Off 07/23/2012 Eagle-33 placed it in J'ai envie .... d'une cache Québec, Canada - 29.02 miles  Visit Log

Ajout d'un TB ... Bon voyage ... Nellus

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/25/2012 Eagle-33 retrieved it from GEO TI-PAPOUT Québec, Canada   Visit Log

Found the big Key today ... Will be re-located soon ... Nellus

Dropped Off 06/25/2012 etiennebouthillier placed it in GEO TI-PAPOUT Québec, Canada - .58 miles  Visit Log
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