American History

Download Colquitt County (Images of America) by Melody S. Jenkins PDF

By Melody S. Jenkins

positioned in a space referred to as the "Pine Barrens" as the branches of the dense, virgin pine bushes interlaced so tightly that they nearly blocked the sun's rays and avoided the expansion of flooring plants, Colquitt County was once shaped from Thomas and Lowndes Counties in 1856. The county used to be named for Walter T. Colquitt, a Methodist minister, Georgia's so much profitable felony legal professional, and a nation senator. The 1860 Federal Census indexed 1,360 citizens within the county's 547.5 sq. miles. manage as a buffer region among the Seminole Indians of Florida and the reduce Creeks of Georgia, the world was once thought of via a few contributors of the Georgia meeting as "practically lifeless" and never important of kingdom costs for street development. From this inauspicious starting, Colquitt County has grown to be a pace-setter in agricultural, business, army, municipal, academic, ancient, and inventive endeavors. Colquitt County is still a pace-setter in all facets of neighborhood lifestyles, from the early days of logging, naval shops, farming, and cattle creation, to trendy advances in schooling, production, agriculture, and the arts.

Show description

Read Online or Download Colquitt County (Images of America) PDF

Similar american history books

Fort Lauderdale: Playground of the Stars (Images of America)

Few Southern towns have more suitable claims to reputation than fortress Lauderdale. As one of many nice holiday locations in the United States, through the years it attracted such celebrities as Bob wish, Jayne Mansfield, Johnny Carson, Cary provide, and the worldchampion long island Yankees. This seashore town’s background is starstudded and wealthy with attention-grabbing tales and images from that interval.

The Alamo: An Illustrated History

Grasp historian Edwin P. Hoyt depicts with picture and gripping element the clash among progressive Texas and the Mexican executive decided to rule. within the first paperback variation of a hugely acclaimed historical past, Hoyt describes the well known ancient evidence of the revolution, the pivotal siege of the Alamo, and the decisive aftermath, and fills them with new lifestyles.

Texas Terror: The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1860 and the Secession of the Lower South (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)

On July eight, 1860, fireplace destroyed the full company portion of Dallas, Texas. At concerning the comparable time, different fires broken cities close to Dallas. Early studies indicated that spontaneous combustion was once the reason for the blazes, yet 4 days later, Charles Pryor, editor of the Dallas usher in, wrote letters to editors of pro-Democratic newspapers, alleging that the fires have been the results of an enormous abolitionist conspiracy, the aim of which used to be to devastate northern Texas and loose the region's slaves.

They Have Left Us Here to Die: The Civil War Prison Diary of Sgt. Lyle G. Adair, 111th U.S. Colored Infantry (Civil War in the North)

The chronicle of a Union soldier’s seven months in captivityBesides the dangers of loss of life or wounding in strive against, the common Civil warfare soldier confronted the consistent probability of being captured by way of the enemy. it really is predicted that one out of each seven infantrymen was once taken captive—more than 194,000 of them from Union regiments—and held in legal camps notorious for breeding affliction and loss of life.

Additional info for Colquitt County (Images of America)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 48 votes