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To: nicmarlo; wardaddy

The plantation we visited is called Middleton Place. ( just happened to find the brochures from the tour we took)


28 posted on 12/21/2007 10:58:19 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
Thanks for the name; I was at a former plantation in Georgia last summer, called the Jarrell Plantation. I've read that it is "a true example of what most backwoods plantations were like." That day, I also had lunch at "The Whistle Stop" cafe, where they filmed Fried Green Tomatoes. The plantation was very interesting. I did think of the people who lived there at the time....and wondered many things.
29 posted on 12/21/2007 11:05:17 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: metmom

probably one of the Ball’s......I have a book on them...and their many slaves

maybe the best slave history to be found


32 posted on 12/21/2007 11:57:53 AM PST by wardaddy (I have come to the conclusion that even though imperfect....Thompson is my choice.)
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To: metmom

We’ve visited there and heard the same stories. The slaves brought the rice and knowledge. After there was no slave labor it was no longer possible to grow the rice profitably.


34 posted on 12/21/2007 6:09:15 PM PST by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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