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1856 Excerpt: ...annually. Turpentine distilleries and saw-mills
are numerous. Newbern, on Neuse River, has considerable trade, and
was formerly the capital of the State. Fayetteville is at the head
of natural navigation, on Cape Fear River, 95 m. above Wilmington.
It is now a flourishing town, and its prospects are excellent. Its
vicinity is noted for numerous plank-roads. SOUTH CAROLINA. South
Carolina has an irregular triangular shape, with extreme length and
breadth of about 210 m., and total area of 29,395 sq. m. Its entire
territory is a portion of the great Atlantic Slope, its northwest
boundary being formed by the Blue Ridge. The surface is hence
naturally divided into parallel sections, according to their
elevation as parts of the slope. These divisions are principally
three. The tract bordering the ocean is very low, occupied in part
by flat cypress swamps and reedy marshes, traversed by sluggish
streams, and to a great extent covered with forests of pitch-pine.
The western part of this tract, as it becomes more elevated, is of
course more dry, but the soil is still nearly level, and consists
mainly of the sandy pine barren?. In the second, middle, or " wave"
region, the surface is extremely undulating, gracefully swelling
and dipping in bluffs and dells, yet mostly occupied by pine wood;
the soil is a mellow, brown loam, and fertile in the valleys. This
section terminates abruptly in joining the third section, called
the Ridge; the surface suddenly rises, and continues to rise, with
diversified character, until it end3 with the Blue Ridge. In this
ridge there are several lofty peaks, of which the highest is Table
Mountain, which is 4,000 ft. above the sea, and presents in one
direction a perpendicular front of 1,100 ft. above the surrounding
|Country of origin:
Publishers Morse &. Gaston
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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