Please Help Save This Historic African American Tree and Graves from being Destroyed ! !
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The South Carolina Dept. of Transportation in the process of widening Clements Ferry Rd. in Berkeley County will be cutting down a huge historic 16 foot Circumference Live Oak tree and potentially dig up African American Graves. This tree was a center of the Cainhoy/Wando/Huger African American Community and was used as the community meeting spot as part of bringing their culture to this country. The alternate plan I propose will have the road be Straighter and I think Safer and no graves would be disturbed. No property owners would be harmed by the alternate plan and save more than $ 700,000.00. The City of Charleston is probably the only government agency that can save this tree and graves. Berkeley County and SCDOT ( South Carolina Dept. if Transportation ) say nothing can be done but anyone that visits the site has and will disagree. The SCDOT told me that a small amount of wetlands would be destroyed in the alternate plan so the have to use planned route, wetlands can be created and should not be a justification for taking down this Historic Tree. Info is at the Facebook page“ Save The Meeting Tree “
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