Talk:Summerville, South Carolina
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Illegal Immigrant Ban
Since this is listed as a historical place in SC, shouldn't it have a history section? This article looks like it needs a bit of expansion. Anyone who is willing to take it on?
Steeped in the history and traditions of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Summerville Features over 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Day tourists flock to the town during early spring to enjoy millions of spring blossoms, particularly azaleas, in private and public gardens, including the mid-town Azalea Park.
Summerville became an official town in 1847, passing a first law prohibiting the cutting of certain-sized trees without permission, and fining offenders a then hefty $25. That ordinance, one of the oldest of its kind in the United States, is still on the books. The motto on the town's official seal is "Sacra Pinus Esto - The Pine is Sacred".
In the 1890's the International Congress of Physicians meeting in Paris, France, declared Summerville as one of the two best places in the world for the treatment and recovery of lung disorders. Such belief was founded in the purported healing aspects of that tree's turpentine scent. This led to the building of inns and hotels to handle the mass of visitors, who first came for their health and then discovering the comeliness of the town, built winter homes and often became permanent residents.
Accurate Population Data
I updated the population figures to 48,000 according to the cencus data. Didn't have time to clean up section on "population" Joe Cicero —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bill Ladd (talk • contribs) 15:34, 24 August 2008 (UTC)