culture

Edward King

An early writer and explorer, King described much of the Southeaster United States in his 1875 book, “The Great South The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.” In it, he claimed that the St. Johns River, “afforded glimpses of perfect beauty…The very irregularity is delightful, the decay is charming, the solitude is picturesque.”

Edward King