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Saturday, December 18, 2004

S.C. plantation’s story written in black and white

By WAYNE WASHINGTONSenior Writer MOUNT PLEASANT — There is a gleam in Martha Gaillard’s eyes when she talks about Boone Hall Plantation. A smile breaks over her face. Home. That’s how Gaillard remembers the plantation, where more than 200 slaves once toiled to pick pecans and cotton, and make bricks. Today, more than 86,000 tourists a year visit Boone Hall. Part of the working plantation’s story — the history of the white families that have owned Boone Hall — is clear through its journals and official records. The plantation's black histor is less clear

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