Today we visited the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.  The Horlbecks were owners of the plantation and held many slaves during the early 19th century.  They were mostly making bricks as their main source of income.  The 1850 census shows that those slaves were producing around 4 million bricks per year during that time.  Many of the buildings in downtown Charleston are constructed from those bricks.

A ton of bricks.

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