Monograph - Geological Survey of Alabama Volume 8

Monograph - Geological Survey of Alabama Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...since 1900. Most of the inhabitants are negroes, but the proportion of them is not as large as in the black belt. About half of the region seems to be still wooded, but much of the forest is second growth. There is little or no free range for cattle at the present time. Forest products.--The forest products are relatively unimportant, and mainly of the commoner sorts, such as short-leaf and long-leaf pine lumber and products, pine and oak cross-ties, white oak cotton baskets, etc. Some evergreens of various sorts are shipped north in winter for Christmas decorations. This industry will be described more particularly under region no. 11, where it is more prevalent. For this region the Southern Lumberman lists 23 sawmills with an average capacity of 8,700 feet a day, besides one with 50,000, and 3 other wood-working establishments. Thirteen of the mills cut long-leaf pine, 22 short-leaf, 2 "white pine" (probably Pinus glabra), 2 hickory, 11 white oak, 12 red oak, 8 poplar, and 4 sweet gum. The 50,000-foot mill, at Prentice, Marengo County, operates 9 miles of tram-road, presumably extending into the post-oak flatwoods near by, which are much more heavily timbered. 9. The Post Oak Flatwoods. (Figure 35.) This is a very narrow belt, both in Alabama and in Mississippi, the only two states in which it is represented. The Alabama portion has been estimated by Dr. Smith (no. 6, p. 61; no. 7, p. 279) to cover 335 square miles. References.--Smith 7 (279-281, 460-462, 470), Smith 6 (61-62, 128, 129, 132), Smith 8 (186-188, 592-593, 601602, 609), Smith 9 (132, 188-189, 247-248), U. S. soil survey of Sumter County, and R. D. Webb. Geology and soils.--The geological formation of this region is one of the Lower Eocene formations, the Sucarnochee or...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528190
  • 9781236528193