Much of way up from Archer to Live O the forests utterly ruined by fire; black ghastly stumps and poles of every length and sandy ground covered with charred ruins, many factories or mines of phosphate; saw one Kaline factory. Towards the beautiful Suwanee River the country rapidly improves; saw a good deal of long leaf, one tassel from large tree had 148 fasciles, 444 needles. The bark was less flaky than that of those I examined at Archer, some of wh were translucent. The Suwanee where rr crosses is beautiful stream, fine leafy, ferny, viney banks about 100 yds wide; pines, magnolia, cypress, oak, laurel or bay tree, beautiful meadows, more prosperous people. Saw pine with rather slender cones 5 inch long wh remain on tree giving it striking appearance, lves about 6 inch long; also Taeda here and some fine Spanish oak. Went to bed in sleeper, to be called at 3:30 for Mobile; blind man groping around for his bunk woke me at 1 wh I took for Porter’s call; began to pump water to wash; porter came out of smoking comp and asked me what I was about, not time for Mobile; then why did he wake me? I didn’t,
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15 cm.
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