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accomplishments of explorers in South Carolina
|Searched for gold and riches in Florida. Traveled through Georgia and SC. First to see the Mississippi River
|Hernando de Soto
|He wanted to find a safe place for the people to live and escape religious persecution. Named the land found Port Royal. Built first fort on Parris Island and called it Charlesfort.
|He explored North and South Carolina in search of a route to Mexico. He built forts in the mountains of NC
|He sailed from the island of Barbados to Port Royal. Hilton Head Island is named for him.
|He explored Port Royal and stayed there so he could learn the language and customs of Native Americans. He was the first English settler in SC. He started a friendly trading system with the Native Americans.
|Dr. Henry Woodward