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      More signs placed along Gullah-Geechee Corridor

      A ceremony held Thursday morning celebrated the signs that are being placed on highways along the Gullah-Geechee corridor.

      Two more signs designating the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor have been placed in South Carolina.

      A ceremony marking the event is being held Thursday morning at the South Carolina Welcome Center in Horry County on U.S. Highway 17 at the North Carolina border where one sign is placed. Another is located at the southern edge of the county.

      The signs are the last of some 50 being placed along the corridor reaching from southeastern North Carolina along the coast to northeastern Florida. The area is where the descendants of sea island slaves live in a culture known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georgia and Florida.

      Michael Allen of the National Park Service says larger signs are now planned for interstates leading into the corridor.