While American Indians had long inhabited the Charleston area, the first immigrants arrived in 1670. Settlers from England sailed up the Ashley River, stopping at Albemarle Point, but just a few years later moved back down the river to White Point Garden, which sits along Charleston's High Battery and was easier to defend against their French, Spanish and Indian enemies.
This beautiful spot was also the place where one of Charleston’s most infamous characters was hanged. While Charleston was a beautiful and popular spot during early 1700s, it was also home to a number of pirates. In 1718, alone, nearly 50 pirates were hanged in Charleston. While Blackbeard, who arrived in Charleston harbor that same year taking ships and hostages for ransom may be the best known, it was Stede Bonnet, known as the Gentleman Pirate, who met his fate in the gallows at White Point Garden. Bonnet, who came from a good family and who had become a major in the Barbados army, was captured after a fierce battle with Colonel William Rhett.
The spirit of pirates and a rogue individualist style comes forth in this design.