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Image from page 380 of “The Southern states of North America: a record of journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West V
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Title: The Southern states of North America: a record of journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland
Year: 1875 (1870s)
Authors: King, Edward, 1848-1896
Subjects: Southern States — Description and travel
Publisher: London : Blackie & son
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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View on the Savannah River near Savannah, Georgn and from the Northern cities of our own coast. The moss-hung oaks, the mag-nolias, the orange-trees, the bays, the palmettoes, the olives, the stately shrubsof arbor vitae, the Cape myrtles, the oleanders, the pomegranates, the lovelyjaponicas, astonish the eyes which have learned to consider a more Northernfoliage as Georgian. Very grand in their way were the forests of pine, with THE FOUNDING OF SAVANNAH. 359 \
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their sombre aisles, and the mournful whispers of the breeze stealing throughthem; but here is the charm of the odorous tropical South, which no one canexplain. Yet it is not here that one must look for the greatest wealth of theState; for Middle Georgia is, perhaps,the richest agricultural region in thecommonwealth, and the hundreds offarms along the western boundary arenotable instances of thorough andprofitable culture. But here at Savannah began theexistence of Georgia; here it was thatOglethorpe planted his tiny colon}-hardly a century and a-half ago ; here,on the pine-crowned bluff, where anIndian tribe dwelt in a village calledYamacraw, he disembarked the adven-turers who had come with him fromEngland, under the sanction of thecharter accorded by George the Sec-ond, and in due time established agroup of tents defended by a battery of cannon. From this humble begin- General Oglethorpe, the Founder of Savannah. ning Savannah soon grew to the proportions of a town, and was laid ou
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