Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 11617 HISTORY tion-BeaufortduringtheSpanish-AmericanWar(which had a major dry dock and coaling station to support the U.S. Fleet). The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps manned it from 1899 through 1911, when the Navy Yard was moved to Charleston. Fort Fremont’s 170 acreshadstate-of-the-artfacilities,includingtelephones, auto-telegraph(yesterday’sfaxmachine),electricityand advancedartilleryguns.LittleofFortFremontremains, excepttwobatteriesandahospitalbuilding,butvisitors areencouraged to walk the waterfront grounds. Other vestiges of Beaufort’s beginnings are fun to experience as well. In “The Point,” the historic residential quarter in downtown Beau- fort, stately antebellum mansions retain the city’s Southern charm and grace. Visitors can tour The Point by car, foot or horse-drawn carriage. 1973 Downtown Beaufort is declared a National Historic Land- mark District. 1960 The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is designated after being commissioned the Naval Air Station Beaufort in 1943. 1982 2005 2011 Beaufort celebrates its tricentennial. The first annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration pays tribute to the Gullah people. 2000 The U.S. Census Bureau shows Beaufort County’s population as the fastest-growing in the state. A 20-year-long project, the translation of the New Testament into Gullah, is completed and unveiled on St. Helena Island. 2010 The Visitor Center moves to the historic Arsenal in the National Register Historic District. Anniversaries: 450th of settlement of Port Royal; 150th of Penn Center; 300th of St. Helena Church. 2012 Discover santa elena Encounter unknown stories of the 16th century colonization of Beaufort. 1501 Bay Street • 843-379-1550 www.santa-elena.org