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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rice Trunk

 
 
Rice Trunk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
1. Rice Trunk Marker
Inscription.
This small replica illustrates how rice trunks were used to flood and drain rice fields. To flood a field, the gate on the river side was raised while the other was lowered. Water flowed into the field through the trunk at high tide. To drain the field, the gates were switched and water would flow out at low tide. Enslaved Africans brought this technology with them from the “Rice Coast” of West Africa.
 
Location. 32° 50.771′ N, 79° 49.549′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Long Point Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on a walking trail a the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Pinckney - Statesman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lowcountry Waterways (about 400 feet away); Snee Farm (about 400 feet away); Slave Community (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Snee Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christ Church
Rice Trunk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
2. Rice Trunk Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Lines (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
More about this marker. A picture of a rice trunk appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Marker at the Charles Pinckney Nat'l Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
3. Marker at the Charles Pinckney Nat'l Historic Site
The marker can be seen to the right of the Rice Truck.
Rice Trunk image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
4. Rice Trunk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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