Sunday, 17 April 2011

Postcard #6: West Point Rice Mill—South Carolina, USA

I've been wrong to think that rice only used to be planted and produced in Asian countries. I realised  my false perception after Molly sent me a pretty card of West Point Rice Mill in Charleston Marina, South Carolina, USA. She said that rice is still grown in South Carolina and southern people—like herself—do love rice. It's such an amazing fact. :)

That rice mill was one of the three great rice mills operating in Charleston during the 19th century. The operation of the mill was stopped in 1920 when changing conditions rendered it unprofitable. The property was acquired by the City of Charleston in 1926, then in 1930 U.S. Post Office indicated its desire to build a sea plane base for mail service at the site. Although this was never accomplished, it planted the idea of a seaplane terminal at the site. Since 1989 the building has been used as offices and restaurants after being renovated.

Molly decorated the card artistically. She put some cute stickers and three nice stamps on the back of the card. The biggest stamp is from The Year of Rabbit series that depicts kumquats, which are eaten for luck and given as special gifts in Chinese tradition. The others are American Clock and Purple Heart definitive stamp.


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