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The Thomasville Legacy

September 19th , 2016 By Jamie Destouet

Before the days of you or me and before Thomasville was even Thomasville, the longleaf pine was king. The diverse, carefully balanced ecosystem hosted, nourished and sheltered a plethora of beasts and birds over an expanse of 90 million acres. Easily the most dominate feature of the early US Coastal Plains, this region has seen its share of changes: the birth of a nation and the death of a way of life; the changing of names and the establishment of a city; the collapse of an ecosystem and the systematic rebuilding of a treasure on the verge of destruction. Life in the Red Hills, in Georgia, in Thomasville has survived years of evolution and lives on today to share its history with the world.

Click here to read the full editorial by Jamie Destouet from the Fall 2016 issue of Open Fences here: