Flowing through time: a history of the lower Chattahoochee by Lynn Willoughby

By Lynn Willoughby

This good-looking, illustrated ebook chronicles the historical past of the reduce Chattahoochee River and the folks who lived alongside its banks from prehistoric Indian payment to the current day.In hugely available, full of life prose, Lynn Willoughby takes readers down the reduce Chattahoochee River and during the centuries. in this trip, the writer starts off by way of reading the 1st encounters among local american citizens and ecu explorers and the foreign contest for keep watch over of the zone within the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.Throughout the e-book can pay specific awareness to the Chattahoochee's an important position within the financial improvement of the world. within the early to mid-nineteenth century--the starting of the age of the steamboat and a interval of fast progress for cities alongside the river--the river used to be an enormous waterway for the cotton exchange. The centrality of the river to trade is exemplified by way of the Confederacy's efforts to guard it from Federal forces in the course of the Civil War.Once railroads and highways took where of river trip, the industrial value of the river shifted to the development of dams and tool vegetation. This consequently ended in the growth of the cloth undefined. within the final 3 a long time, the river has been the point of interest of environmental issues and the topic of "water wars" as a result of fast progress of Atlanta.Written for the armchair historian and the student, the ebook offers the 1st entire social, fiscal, and environmental historical past of this significant Alabama-Georgia-Florida river. old photos and maps aid deliver the river's interesting tale to lifestyles.  

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Title : Flowing Through Time : A History of the Lower Chattahoochee River Chattahoochee Valley Legacy Series author : Willoughby, Lynn. publisher : University of Alabama Press isbn10 | asin : 0817309349 print isbn13 : 9780817309343 ebook isbn13 : 9780585164168 language : English subject Chattahoochee River--History, Chattahoochee River Valley--History. 8 subject : Chattahoochee River--History, Chattahoochee River Valley--History. 48-1984. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Willoughby, Lynn, 1951 Flowing through time : a history of the lower Chattahoochee River / Lynn Willoughby.

3 The huge Kolomoki complex, located on a tributary of the Chattahoochee River near the present-day town of Blakely, Georgia, provides further evidence of the complexity of the Woodland-period civilizations. Of the nine mounds that stand impressively today as a relic of the Woodland people, two have definitely been identified as burial mounds. These people apparently kept the burial and construction of these mounds in continuation over many years. Recent excavations have revealed a highly ritualistic manner of putting to rest the corpses of those whom they revered.

Therefore, as soon as the Charlestonians settled into their new environs, they sent out traders to the Indians. The English traders, unlike the Spaniards, were more than willing to trade guns and shot and powder to the Indians. Originally, the English preferred to trade for Indian slaves. The Carolinians encouraged neighboring tribes to bring in captives of rival Indian groups to be exchanged for luxuries such as colored cloth, rifles, ammunition, beads, blankets, pots, tools, and rum. The English Page 22 learned that Indians did not make good slaves.

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