Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard snapped this photo of a tulip tree in the foreground of the Statehouse during a visit to Columbia this week. Despite cold weather outside today, the state is slowly heading toward spring as plants are starting to bud and azaleas can be seen popping in some parts of the state.
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As the legislature gears up to start next week, here’s a little perspective. Civil War photographer George Barnard snapped this image of the rear of the crushed “new” Statehouse in Columbia following Columbia’s destruction in February 1865 by Union forces led by Gen. William T. Sherman. After giving Savannah to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift in 1864, Sherman’s 60,000+ troops turned north to savage the Palmetto State. Photo from the Library of Congress.
The 50th annual Governor’s Carolighting will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Statehouse grounds as performers sing and entertain prior to the lighting of the state’s Christmas tree.
While the Statehouse in Columbia looks peaceful at nit, it is filled with stories, intrigue, backbiting and all sorts of shenanigans when the General Assembly is in session. (Photo by Andy Brack).
Take a close look at this photo taken of the Statehouse this week. It’s pretty obvious that something big has changed — the Confederate flag is no longer prominent at the entrance of the complex. But guess what that does? It actually makes what’s there now in the foreground even more visible — a monument to a Confederate soldier! Photo by Andy Brack.