Tarr and McMurry's Geographies
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...fruits of an entirely different kind. There are orange and lemon groves in many parts of the state; but in the northern part the trees have been greatly injured by frosts. During cold waves (p. 56), cool air from the North sweeps over the Southern States even as far as Florida, sometimes causing great destruction. Further south, where frosts never appear, are found the more tender tropical plants, such as cocoanuts and pineapples (Fig. 157). The latter grow especially well on the low coral keys, the plant resembling an arid land plant with the pineapple nestled in the midst of sharp-pointed leaves. Fig. 170. Oranges in a Florida orange grove. Florida and other Southern fruits are sent in great quantities to the Northern States, where they appear in the markets early in the spring. Thousands of bushels at a time are shipped by fast train and steamer. They are sent together with early vegetables, and are intended for hundreds of cities and towns in the North. Other Crops.--Many other crops besides those thus far named are raised in the South, corn and wheat being among the most important. An immense quantity of corn is produced, and over almost as wide an area as cotton itself; but since corn and wheat are raised so much more extensively in states farther north, where cotton will not grow, they are treated later (p. 243). Peanuts and sweet potatoes are two important products of these states, particularly of North Carolina. Stock of various kinds, as horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs, is also raised, each plantation usually having some of these animals, as in other farming districts. In the open pine forests of the Florida and Georgia coastal plains, large numbers of cattle are raised. An important animal in the South, and one which makes a...
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