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SE Georgia becomes center for turpentine production
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(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.) In 1850, North Carolina had 785 turpentine stills in operation, while Georgia had only 14. By 1891, however, Georgia had 228 turpentine stills that produced 52 percent of the nation’s naval stores. Most were located in the Wiregrass of southeast Georgia.
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