At the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876, bananas were served as a tropical delicacy to fascinated attendees. In Charleston, though, the fruit wasn't so novel. They had arrived in the port city from the Caribbean long before. At one point, a whopping 80% of America's bananas passed through Charleston on their way to their final destination. Learn more about this little-known bit of Charleston history below! Read the full article here: Yes, Charleston Had Bananas Before Most of the US

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