A Charlestonian Abroad....

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chucktownsc:

Water meter cover, Charleston, SC. Depicts the state tree (Palmetto). The cannons refer to Colonel William Moultrie’s victory over the British attack on Sullivan’s Island in 1776, which essentially prevented the taking of Charleston. Palmetto logs were used to reinforce the earthenwork defense because they were soft and absorbed cannon fire. Moultrie was later promoted to Brigadier General. Leica MP, Ultron 28mm/f.19; Ilford XP2 

chucktownsc:

Water meter cover, Charleston, SC. Depicts the state tree (Palmetto). The cannons refer to Colonel William Moultrie’s victory over the British attack on Sullivan’s Island in 1776, which essentially prevented the taking of Charleston. Palmetto logs were used to reinforce the earthenwork defense because they were soft and absorbed cannon fire. Moultrie was later promoted to Brigadier General. Leica MP, Ultron 28mm/f.19; Ilford XP2 

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rhamphotheca:

The last captive Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) died at the Cincinnati Zoo 96 years ago, on February 21, 1918.  The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It went extinct presumably due to habitat loss and persecution by humans.  This specimen from the Smithsonian Division of Birds collection was one of the last surviving birds. It was born in captivity in 1902. More about this species: Encyclopedia of LifeImage by Christina A. Gebhard via National Museum of Natural History Image Collection 

rhamphotheca:

The last captive Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) died at the Cincinnati Zoo 96 years ago, on February 21, 1918.

The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It went extinct presumably due to habitat loss and persecution by humans.

This specimen from the Smithsonian Division of Birds collection was one of the last surviving birds. It was born in captivity in 1902.

More about this species: Encyclopedia of Life

Image by Christina A. Gebhard via National Museum of Natural History Image Collection