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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: German duke unimpressed with Georgia circa 1825
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Roger Allen
Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County. Chapter 16 of "Travels Through North America, During the Years 1825 and 1826," written by Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Bernhard, reveals what he thought of both the state of Georgia and its people. First, he wrote, "The stage to Savannah was very bad. ... The steam-boat went very irregularly. ... Savannah had lost its importance as a place of trade ... (and) contained nothing worthy of observation."
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