South Carolina was the 8th state in the USA; - it became a state on May 23, 1788. - State Capital is Columbia. - Nickname is Palmetto State.
Oregon's official state flag was adopted in 1925. - It is the only US state flag that still has a design on both sides. - Both sides of the flag have a deep blue background and yellow designs. - The reverse of the flag pictures a beaver (Oregon's state animal). - The state flag of South Carolina was officially adopted in 1861. - It has a white crescent and a white palmetto tree on a blue ground. - Three white crescents (on a blue background) were first used on a South Carolina banner protesting the Stamp Act in 1765. In 1775,
Colonel William Moultrie designed a banner for South Carolina troops; - it had a white crescent on a blue field. - When South Carolina seceded from the Union, the palmetto tree was added to the flag.- - The palmetto tree was chosen because this tree had helped South Carolinians defeat the British in a battle at Sullivan's Island (during the Revolutionary War). - The South Carolinians built a fort out of palmetto wood, and when the British fired cannonballs at the fort, instead of knocking the fort down, the soft palmetto wood just absorbed the cannonballs.