Rice Trunk

Rice Trunk (HM1A51)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.771', W 79° 49.549'

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This small replica illustrates how rice trunks were used to flood and drain rice fields. To flood a field, the gate on the river side was raised while the other was lowered. Water flowed into the field through the trunk at high tide. To drain the field, the gates were switched and water would flow out at low tide. Enslaved Africans brought this technology with them from the "Rice Coast" of West Africa.
HM NumberHM1A51
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 609880 N 3634845
Decimal Degrees32.84618333, -79.82581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.771', W 79° 49.549'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 46.26" N, 79° 49' 32.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1240 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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