The Last Rice River

An arcGIS StoryMap


The rice plantations along Lowcountry rivers were the most profitable lands in America.


And, the most deadly for the enslaved who transformed the banks of the Combahee from primordial swamp into fields of grain.


In so many ways, rice touches everything South Carolina was, is and will become. It left an indelible mark on the Lowcountry landscape and on the story of America.

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