After the Civil War, it is said that the North donated black paint to Charleston to spruce things up. However, black was Yankee paint so the people of Charleston found that by mixing two parts Yankee black and one part Rebel yellow the signature Charleston dark green was produced. Today, this color is still prominent in Charleston.
The 2014 American Sheep Industry Association Convention will be held in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 22-25. See you there.