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South Carolina Public Records

In accordance with the South Carolina State Library, works created by agencies of South Carolina state government or its subdivisions are the property of the people of the state of South Carolina, therefore considered in the public domain. This is due to (South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 30, Chapter 4) South Carolina state government works are publicly made available by the Freedom of Information Act.

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The Open Parks Network dedicates its metadata contributions to the public domain pursuant to a CC0 Public Domain Dedication.

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