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Richard Nalley offers a succinct, humorous, and rather accurate take on Charleston's mindset in the April edition of Forbes.
Here are a few of the American "firsts" claimed by Charlestonians during my visit: first historic district, municipal college, country club, golf course, water buffalo, fireproof building. Charlestonians have convinced themselves that they invented the cocktail party, too. Perhaps it's just that parties elsewhere didn't count.
Thanks to @CharlestonArea for digging this one up.