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Update from the Daufuskie Front Porch Newspaper

From the Daufuskie Island Elementary School: All are invited to attend and Oyster Roast & BBQ benefitting the DI Elementary School Sunday, March 25th from 3:30-7:30 at Jolly Shores Roasted oysters, Marshside Mama's pulled pork, hamburger, hotdogs & more! Bluegrass Music by Nitrograss Free Admission All donations benefit Daufuskie Island Elementary School ********************************************************** Be sure to mark you calendar and set your DVR for March 12! Daufuskie's own chef and author Sallie Ann Robinson will be featured on the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" on Monday at 9:00 PM. ********************************************************** Reminder: Daufuskie Island Council Meeting Monday, March 12, 5:30-7:30 PM Mary Field School ********************************************************** And a word from our sponsor: Want to know which real estate company sold the most property on Daufuskie Island in 2011? For the answer go to www.thedau

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Check out a fellow bloggers insights into Daufuskie Islands History. D'AWFOSKEE ~ Daufuskie Island part 2 Daufuskie Island was occupied by native Indians prior to the arrival of European explorers in the 16th Century. Islanders sided with the British during the Revolutionary War. Plantations covered the island prior to the Civil War when they were occupied by Union soldiers. Freed slaves then occupied the island and grew cotton until fields were ruined by the boll weevil. Canning for the famous Daufuskie Island Oysters ended when local oyster beds were closed in 1951 due to pollution from the Savannah River. Electricity came to the island in 1953 and telephones in 1972; however, with few opportunities for work, the population shrank to less than a hundred people, leaving a legacy of rich Gullah history. In the 1980s, tracts of land facing the Atlantic Ocean were purchased, development began and the island was rediscovered as an historic treasu