The Commonwealth of Georgia: The Country; the People; the Productions...

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J.P. Harrison, 1885 - 379 páginas

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Página 68 - GOD bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Página 68 - ... it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: a land which the Lord thy God careth for : the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
Página 7 - The Empire State of the South;" motto, "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation." It is bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, on the east by South Carolina...
Página 127 - Georgia. — Slates sufficiently cleavable to be applicable for roofing purposes are stated \ to exist in great quantities along or near the line of contact between the Silurian and Metamorphic Groups, near the Cohutta, Silicoa, Pine Log, and Dug Down Mountains in this State. The most noted locality for roofing slates is on the eastern side of Polk County. The outcrops are in steep hills and are apparently of great thickness. They have been worked quite extensively at Rock Mart, though in a...
Página 274 - AM, whose first class of five young ladies graduated in 1845.3 Under Mr. Bacon's administration4 the college rapidly grew into favor, the graduating classes and the attendance on the various departments of instruction increasing from year to year. Large and beautiful buildings were erected to serve the uses of the school, and for the accommodation of boarders, who came in great numbers from Georgia and the adjoining States.
Página 251 - The general assembly, at its first session after the adoption of this constitution, shall provide a thorough system of general education, to be forever free to all children of the State, the expense of which shall be provided for by taxation or otherwise.
Página 96 - Oostanaula and Coosa rivers, in Gordon, Floyd, and Polk counties, and a mountainous section south of the Coosa river, in Floyd and Polk counties, belonging to the same formation, and with which these flatwoods are continuous. It occurs again in a belt of hills in the southern part of Murray county, extending southward nearly across the county of Gordon. In the eastern part of Catoosa the glauconitic shales, with sandstones, are found in a narrow belt extending southward into Whitfield. It affords...
Página 126 - Georgia. — No sandstones are at present quarried in this State, but it is stated that "the Chattooga Mountains contain a considerable variety and of various shades of colors, among which are white, gray, buff, brown, and red. Some of these exist in massive compact beds, while others have a jointed structure that make them easily quarried. The thickness of the entire sandstone series is about 800 feet. Building stone of this character may be had also on Lookout and Sand Mountains, in the Cohutta...
Página 96 - Reports give the product, after fifty years' cultivation, as 300 pounds. These lands are, however, preferred for small grain. West of Flint river the red clay lands of southern Stewart, Webster and Randolph counties have similar productiveness and durability; but the more sandy of the red lands while...
Página 68 - ... a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass (or copper).

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