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Old 03-02-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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Thumbs down Gypsy camps in North Augusta

I have heard lots of stories about these gypsy camps, I wanted to know if it's true??

 
Old 03-02-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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That's not nice. Why are you giving it a thumbs down before you even know the answer?
 
Old 03-03-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Port Wentworth (North)
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There is a area in South Carolina which is heavily populated 'gypsy',I would not call it a 'camp' at all. very nice houses
 
Old 03-03-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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That's not nice. Why are you giving it a thumbs down before you even know the answer?
I didn't mean to give the thumbs down!!!! Sorry if I have offended you. So do you have an answer ??????? I was down in georgia last week and heard a lot about the gypsy camps, so I wanted to find out some more information!!!
 
Old 03-03-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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There is a area in South Carolina which is heavily populated 'gypsy',I would not call it a 'camp' at all. very nice houses
Maybe not so much as a camp, but a "private" development. you are not welcome there unless invited. I know that have very nice houses. I was down in Georgia last week.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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And no, I looked for the very place years and years ago and couldn't find it. I've seen photos of some of the houses and got curious. It's a well-established neighborhood with a distinctive look.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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This may or may not be the same group you're interested in. I'm still looking for the photos.

http://www.rickross.com/groups/irish_travelers.html
 
Old 03-03-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Margaritaville, State Of mind
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The area you are speaking of is just outside of north augusta, sc and is commonly referred to as "Murphy's Village". The slang term people use to refer to them is "Gypsies" while the PC term would be "Irish Travelers". There are tons of rumors about them and their culture. Some of it true, some of it not so true. Dateline NBC did a story on them a few years ago about how they tend to be swindlers, schemers, and on how their little girls are dressed up beauty pageant style on an everyday basis. (think jon-benet)
 
Old 03-03-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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Its in edgefield sc.Can somebody explain to me the gypsy lifestyle how do they drive those fancy cars and live in them 400,000 houses and dont have a job?They are some strange folks.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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I'm sure that it's not on the up-and-up. No one lives in seclusion and secrecy, doesn't work and and gets that kind of money (or any kind of money) from honorable work.

Maybe I'm just an old, politically incorrect, prejudice fart. But, I call it the way I see it - no opium colored glasses for me!
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