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Near Charleston: The Cypress Lake of Cypress Gardens, part of the Dean Hall Plantation on the copper river. This was once, in antebellum days, considered a model plantation because of its efficient management and production. The one-time swamp has in some places been Dredged out to clear it and in other places filled to form growing areas for both wild and cultivated flowers and shrubs. the tannic acid from the giant Cypresses cause the waters of the lake to turn into a dark mirror where it is hard to say which side is "up".
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