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America Monday: South Carolina’s Angel Oak

Angel Oak
The Angel Oak Tree - near Charleston, South Carolina

This massive oak tree outside of Charleston produces enough shade to cover 17,200 square feet, and is one of the oldest living things east of the Mississippi. According to local folklore, the ghosts of former slaves sometimes appear as angels around the tree…although its name really comes from the original estate owners, Justis and Martha Angel.

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3 Responses to “America Monday: South Carolina’s Angel Oak”

    • Sam

      Hey V! We’re about 3 hours out of Charleston with Eric’s dad. We’re off to Texas later in the week, and home on the 22nd :)


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