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Charles Towne founded by English colonists.
Thomas Gadsden, Christopher's father, purchased land now known as Gadsdenboro & Ansonborough.
Thomas lost land in a poker match to Captain George Anson.
Charles Towne becomes one of the most critical ports for exporting in North America.
Gadsden began using the pen name “Homespun Free-man,” which was a call for colonists to dress in blue homespun clothing, rather than imported black cloth.
Gadsden’s 840 foot wharf was completed.
Upon Congress declaring America’s freedom, Christopher gathered people under the Liberty Tree for a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Gadsden captured by British troops and sent to prison in St. Augustine, Florida.
Charles Towne was reborn as Charleston.
Thousands of West Africans were brought to Gadsden’s wharf as slaves. Our future neighbor, the International African American Museum, will provide an opportunity for the world to hear this important story.
South Carolina became eighth state in America.
Gadsden one of seven men chosen to elect George Washington as the nation’s first President.
Gadsden died at the age of 81 in Charleston.