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Secession political cartoon
Secession political cartoon
A political cartoon, drawn circa 1861, depicts southern secession. The cartoon shows Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana as men riding donkeys, following South Carolina's lead toward a cliff. The rider carrying the Georgia flag rides down a hill,...
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1765 map of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
1765 map of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
This 1765 map depicts the southeastern colonies from southern Virginia to northern Florida (which was, at the time, East and West Florida.) When this map was drawn, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia extended as far west as the Mississippi River....
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1640 map of southern Virginia and eastern Florida
1640 map of southern Virginia and eastern Florida
The title of this 1640 map, Virginiæ partis australis, et Floridæ partis orientalis, translates to "Virginia parts south and Florida parts east." At the time, Virginia included all the British land along the east coast, so the map covers the...
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Circa 1714 map — Carolina detail
Circa 1714 map — Carolina detail
Detail of Johann Baptist Homann's hand-colored engraved map, Virginia Marylandia et Carolina... The map was first published in numerous atlases beginning in 1714, and depicts Homann's interpretation of the American colonies as...
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A strangler fig in Everglades National Park, Florida.
A strangler fig in Everglades National Park, Florida.
A strangler fig in Everglades National Park, Florida. The strangler fig starts as an epiphyte (an organism growing upon a living plant), and slowly spreads its roots down across the host plant. This growth pattern allows the plant to compete with larger plants,...
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Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia filipes) is a perennial grass native to the southeastern United States ranging from North Carolina south and west to Texas. In the fall, sweetgrass flowers, giving it the purple hue seen in this photograph. Because...
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Water lily in Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, GA
Water lily in Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, GA
Water lily in Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness....
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An alligator in Okefenokee Swamp, GA
An alligator in Okefenokee Swamp, GA
An alligator in Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness....
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Okefenokee Swamp in Waycross, GA
Okefenokee Swamp in Waycross, GA
Okefenokee Swamp Park in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Waycross, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife...
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Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, Georgia
Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, Georgia
Okefenokee Swamp Park in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Waycross, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife...
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Original boundaries of Carolina (1663/1665)
Original boundaries of Carolina (1663/1665)
This map shows the original borders of the province of Carolina as defined by the 1663 Charter of Carolina (dark green) and the subsequent charter of 1665 (light green). Under the charter of 1663, the borders of Carolina are defined as all the land from 31°...
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Submerged alligator in Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia
Submerged alligator in Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia
Submerged alligator in Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness....
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Pitcher plant in Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, GA
Pitcher plant in Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, GA
Pitcher plant in Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee...
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Okefenokee Swamp Park in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Waycross, GA
Okefenokee Swamp Park in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Waycross, GA
Okefenokee Swamp Park in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Waycross, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife...
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Ratification of the 19th amendment
Ratification of the 19th amendment
Map shows when the states ratified the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. The approval of thirty-six states was needed to ratify the amendment; Tennessee became the thirty-sixth on August 18, 1920, fourteen months after...
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A turtle in Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, GA
A turtle in Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, GA
A turtle in Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, Georgia. Okefenokee Swamp is a peat wetland that stretches across almost 500,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. A great deal of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee...
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Palm trees in Everglades National Park, FL
Palm trees in Everglades National Park, FL
Palm trees in Everglades National Park, Florida. Everglades National Park was declared a national park in 1934, though it took the park's proponents another 13 years to acquire funds and land. The park protects approximately one-fifth of the Everglades ecosystem...
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A cormorant at the edge of a pond, Everglades National Park, FL
A cormorant at the edge of a pond, Everglades National Park, FL
A cormorant at the edge of a pond, Everglades National Park, Florida. Everglades National Park was declared a national park in 1934, though it took the park's proponents another 13 years to acquire funds and land. The park protects approximately one-fifth...
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A mangrove swamp in Everglades National Park, FL
A mangrove swamp in Everglades National Park, FL
A mangrove swamp in Everglades National Park, Florida. Everglades National Park was declared a national park in 1934, though it took the park's proponents another 13 years to acquire funds and land. The park protects approximately one-fifth of the Everglades...
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Alligator and ducks on a pond, Everglades National Park, FL
Alligator and ducks on a pond, Everglades National Park, FL
Alligator and ducks on a pond, Everglades National Park, Florida. Everglades National Park was declared a national park in 1934, though it took the park's proponents another 13 years to acquire funds and land. The park protects approximately one-fifth of the...
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