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*1791, describing St. Simon’s Island, Ga. (1928: 72–73) <ref>Bartram, William. 1928. ''Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida''. Edited by Mark Van Doren. New York: Dover. [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/88NA3B2P view on Zotero]</ref>
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*1791, describing St. Simon’s Island, Ga. (1928: 72–73) <ref name="Bartram_1928">Bartram, William. 1928. ''Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida''. Edited by Mark Van Doren. New York: Dover. [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/88NA3B2P view on Zotero]</ref>
 
:“This delightful habitation was situated in the midst of a spacious [[grove]] of Live Oaks and Palms, near the strand of the bay, commanding a [[view]] of the inlet. A cool area surrounded the low but convenient buildings, from whence, through the [[grove]]s, was a spacious [[avenue]] into the island, terminated by a large savanna. . . .
 
:“This delightful habitation was situated in the midst of a spacious [[grove]] of Live Oaks and Palms, near the strand of the bay, commanding a [[view]] of the inlet. A cool area surrounded the low but convenient buildings, from whence, through the [[grove]]s, was a spacious [[avenue]] into the island, terminated by a large savanna. . . .
  
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*1791, describing Lake George, Ga. (1928: 101, 104) <ref>Bartram, William. 1928. ''Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida''. Edited by Mark Van Doren. New York: Dover. [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/88NA3B2P view on Zotero]</ref>
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*1791, describing an Indian village in Florida (1928: 96)<ref name="Bartram_1928"></ref>
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:“There was a large Orange [[grove]] at the upper end of their village; the trees were large, carefully pruned, and the ground under them clean, open, and airy.”
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*1791, describing Lake George, Ga. (1928: 101, 104) <ref name="Bartram_1928"></ref>
 
:“From this place we enjoyed a most enchanting prospect of the great Lake George, through a grand [[avenue]], if I may so term this narrow reach of the river, which widens gradually for about two miles, towards its entrance into the [[lake]], so as to elude the exact rules of perspective, and appears of an equal width. . . .
 
:“From this place we enjoyed a most enchanting prospect of the great Lake George, through a grand [[avenue]], if I may so term this narrow reach of the river, which widens gradually for about two miles, towards its entrance into the [[lake]], so as to elude the exact rules of perspective, and appears of an equal width. . . .
  
 
:“On the site of this ancient town, stands a very pompous Indian [[mount]], or conical pyramid of earth, from which runs in a straight line a grand [[avenue]] or Indian highway, through a magnificent [[grove]] of magnolias, live oaks, palms, and orange trees, terminating at the verge of a large [[green]] level savanna.”
 
:“On the site of this ancient town, stands a very pompous Indian [[mount]], or conical pyramid of earth, from which runs in a straight line a grand [[avenue]] or Indian highway, through a magnificent [[grove]] of magnolias, live oaks, palms, and orange trees, terminating at the verge of a large [[green]] level savanna.”
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*1791, describing Lake George, Ga., and settlements of the Muscogulge and Cherokee Indians (1928: 101–2, 407) <ref name="Bartram_1928"></ref>
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:“At about fifty yards distance from the landing place, stands a magnificent Indian [[mount]]. . . . But what greatly contributed towards completing the magnificence of the scene, was a noble Indian highway, which led from the great [[mount]], on a straight line, three quarters of a mile, first through a point or wing of the orange [[grove]], and continuing thence through an awful forest of live oaks, it was terminated by palms and laurel magnolias, on the verge of an oblong artificial [[lake]], which was on the edge of an extensive [[green]] level savanna. . . .The glittering water [[pond]] played on the sight, through the dark [[grove]], like a brilliant diamond, on the bosom of the illumined savanna, bordered with various flowery [[shrubs]] and plants. . . .
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:“From the river St. Juans, Southerly, to the point of the peninsula of Florida, are to be seen high pyramidal [[mount]]s with spacious and extensive [[avenue]]s, leading from them out of the town, to an artificial [[lake]] or [[pond]] of water; these were evidently designed in part for ornament or monuments of magnificence, to perpetuate the power and grandeur of the nation.”
  
 
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  • 1791, describing St. Simon’s Island, Ga. (1928: 72–73) [1]
“This delightful habitation was situated in the midst of a spacious grove of Live Oaks and Palms, near the strand of the bay, commanding a view of the inlet. A cool area surrounded the low but convenient buildings, from whence, through the groves, was a spacious avenue into the island, terminated by a large savanna. . . .
“Our rural table was spread under the shadow of Oaks, Palms, and Sweet Bays, fanned by the lively salubrious breezes wafted from the spicy groves. Our music was the responsive love-lays of the painted nonpareil, and the alert and gay mock-bird; whilst the brilliant humming-bird darted through the flowery groves, suspended in air, and drank nectar from the flowers of the yellow Jasmine, Lonicera, Andromeda, and sweet Azalea.”


  • 1791, describing an Indian village in Florida (1928: 96)[1]
“There was a large Orange grove at the upper end of their village; the trees were large, carefully pruned, and the ground under them clean, open, and airy.”


  • 1791, describing Lake George, Ga. (1928: 101, 104) [1]
“From this place we enjoyed a most enchanting prospect of the great Lake George, through a grand avenue, if I may so term this narrow reach of the river, which widens gradually for about two miles, towards its entrance into the lake, so as to elude the exact rules of perspective, and appears of an equal width. . . .
“On the site of this ancient town, stands a very pompous Indian mount, or conical pyramid of earth, from which runs in a straight line a grand avenue or Indian highway, through a magnificent grove of magnolias, live oaks, palms, and orange trees, terminating at the verge of a large green level savanna.”


  • 1791, describing Lake George, Ga., and settlements of the Muscogulge and Cherokee Indians (1928: 101–2, 407) [1]
“At about fifty yards distance from the landing place, stands a magnificent Indian mount. . . . But what greatly contributed towards completing the magnificence of the scene, was a noble Indian highway, which led from the great mount, on a straight line, three quarters of a mile, first through a point or wing of the orange grove, and continuing thence through an awful forest of live oaks, it was terminated by palms and laurel magnolias, on the verge of an oblong artificial lake, which was on the edge of an extensive green level savanna. . . .The glittering water pond played on the sight, through the dark grove, like a brilliant diamond, on the bosom of the illumined savanna, bordered with various flowery shrubs and plants. . . .
“From the river St. Juans, Southerly, to the point of the peninsula of Florida, are to be seen high pyramidal mounts with spacious and extensive avenues, leading from them out of the town, to an artificial lake or pond of water; these were evidently designed in part for ornament or monuments of magnificence, to perpetuate the power and grandeur of the nation.”

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bartram, William. 1928. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida. Edited by Mark Van Doren. New York: Dover. view on Zotero

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