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Monday, September 16, 2013

1700's West Africa

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I have to back track here. This was the first exhibit and I somehow forgot to show you! After this, I have one more building to show you then we'll go inside :)


"During the 1600s and 1700s, nearly 250,000 Africans were brought to colonial America to serve as enslaved agricultural workers, domestic servants, and artisans. Although captives were taken from a vast area of the African continent, and from many different ethnic groups, the great majority were members of West African cultures that lived in the hinterlands of the Atlantic coast. Africans lived in all of Great Britain’s North American colonies, though their population was highest in South Carolina and Virginia." Read more HERE

16 comments:

  1. Looks like a good design for that climate and would work here if you could find the roof material and put some heat in it.

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  2. Very interesting! Didn't realize that about Virginia.

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  3. And so we learn every day. Thanks! ;-)

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  4. Looks like some adobes that you can find here.

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  5. This could a version of a thatched roof :). Thanks for your comment, Tanya! I saw your Irish thatched roof posted a little while back. Fabulous!

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  6. The historical site sure did have a variety of buildings on display. This one is interesting and sad.

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  7. this is a pretty adobe, there is a lot of history that is so sad...interesting facts though.

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  8. at least the history is preserved.

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  9. A sad and moving sight, I'm glad that this was on display to remember.

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  10. Very interesting piece of history! It looks like it was a perfect day for viewing.

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  11. That definitely reminds me of Africa. Very cool hut!

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  12. Very interesting. Definitely makes me feel like I am stepping back in time!

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  13. Very cool -- amazing to see what it looked like back then.

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  14. The front porch is supposedly an idea made popular by Africans. Their contributions to American culture are incredible.

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