The Legend Of South Carolina’s Lost Gold Mine Remains A Mystery Today
More than 475 years ago, Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, crossed the Savannah River into the territory of present day South Carolina. De Soto lead the first European expedition into the deep South and entered South Carolina on April 21, 1540. His missions were to search for gold and a passage to China – or just to reach the Pacific Coast.
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The location of the rich vein of gold attached to this legend has never been discovered. The legend of South Carolina’s lost gold mine remains a mystery today.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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