MYSTERY: Where might these eagles have landed?

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This pair of eagles — maybe part of a foursome? — is somewhere in the center of the state.  Send your best guess to: — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.  Please add “Mystery Photo” to the subject line so we can keep up with entries.

Photo by Michael Kaynard.

Last week’s Mystery Photo wasn’t much of a challenge to many Statehouse aficionados who knew the start was placed in spots on the state capitol building where it was hit in 1865 by Union cannonballs.

Former S.C. Sen. Phil Leventis of Sumter wryly observed:  “Wow, everyone who has never been to the statehouse raise your hand.  And those who have been but did not listen to the tour guide, lower your heads.  This star, of course, is on the south face of the building to mark where Sherman’s Army hit the spot, among several others, with a cannon ball during the Civil War.”

Others who correctly identified the star were Steve Willis of Lancaster, Craig White of Greenwood, Dan Woodward of Pageland, Wyman Oxner of Orangeburg and George Graf of Palmyra, Va.,  as well as Leventis’s oldest son, Greg, of Oakland, Calif.


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