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Fall 2017

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D U N LO P M O T O R C Y C LET I R E S . C O M Printable PDF here BROUGHT TO YOU BY DOWNLOAD MAP www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 25 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02 If Boone Hall Plantation looks familiar, it's because it served as a focal point in many a movie, including "Gone with the Wind." across Francis Marion Park. Marion, the "Swamp Fox" who bedeviled and bewildered the British with Cherokee-style guerilla warfare during the Revolutionary War, grew up around here. Soon U.S. 17 took me through Francis Marion National Forest. I turned onto a lone road to McClellanville, enticed by the sign proclaiming "Tree City USA." I was immediately tunneling through an avenue of moss-draped live oaks all the way to its terminus in this fishing village of barely 500 folk. I'd passed Graham's Seafood, est. 1894. At the Intracoastal Waterway sits the Village Museum. The wood of live oaks, I learned, was used by the Colonials for shipbuilding because the thick, bent limbs of the squat trees provided naturally curved timbers for the hull, lending exceptional strength. Cannonballs would bounce off; hence the term "Old Ironsides," alluding to the USS Constitution. Boone Hall Plantation offers a more famous boulevard of moss- enveloped oaks as it approaches the mansion seen in many a movie, MAP BY BILL TIPTON/COMPARTMAPS.COM

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