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Monday, October 4, 2010

Georgia's Colonial Plantations

The first Savannah planters began with land grants of 500 acres and town lots. Eventually the imported sea island cotton was grown on St. Simon's Island and Sea Island while rice patties stretched for miles along the Savannah River through Chatham, Liberty and McIntosh Counties. But the first years under the trustees were years if struggle and hardship, from 1733 to about 1745. The development of the mulberry plantations for the production of silk failed to bring prosperity to the colonists.

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