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2022 Bartram Trail Conference

January 27–30, 2022
Darien, Georgia


During his almost four years of travels through the South, William Bartram spent a year and a half living in Darien and exploring the Georgia coast and the Altamaha River. During that time he was often the guest of Lachlan McIntosh and his family, who lived on General's Island. Bartram explored nearby St. Simons Island, Sapelo Island, and Broughton Island. He made an excursion up the Altamaha River and declared,

HOW gently flow thy peaceful floods, O Alatamaha! How sublimely rise to view, on thy elevated shores, yon Magnolian groves, from whose tops the surrounding expanse is perfumed, by clouds of incense, blended with the exhaling balm of the Liquid-amber, and odours continually arising from circumambient aromatic groves of Illicium, Myrica, Laurus, and Bignonia.

We are pleased that we were able to hold our biennial conference in Darien with the gracious assistance of the Ashantilly Center.

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