Transportation in the 1800s

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Transportation in the 1800s

South Carolina - The s Overview of the s in South Carolina Less than two decades after Independence, the turn of the century in South Carolina brought many new promises and exciting times to those willing - and unwilling - to face them.

As ofDemocratic-Republican Governor John Drayton was well into his first of two terms, the Santee Canal had just been completedthe General Assembly had just abolished the unsuccessful county court system implemented in and replaced it with the district court system that continued until after the American Civil Warand the state was divided into twenty-seven 27 districts - some new, some dating back to - that were slowly figuring out just what their civic responsibilities were and were not.

Free land, offered by newly-opened territories in western Georgia, Alabama, northern Florida, and even as far into the frontier as Mississippi, drained some parts of the state and caused considerable hardship on those choosing to stay.

Transportation in the 1800s

The War of resulted in another unpredicted stall in those coming to South Carolina directly from Europe - afterthere just were no large migrations into the state until the mid- to lates. Due to these two factors, by the white population finally exceeded the slave population - the first time since the early decades right after Charles Town was first established.

Things were not totally bleak for those who remained. Capable Transportation in the 1800s were elected into the fledgling legislature, the governor's office, and into the Court of Appeals - the State was in good hands, and it had great representation in the also-new Federal government with members of the U.

House of Representatives and U. Initially, Calhoun was a staunch Federalist, but after the U. Certainly, some of these "ideals" were of moral fiber, while others were purely political. As soon as the ink was dry on all of the signatures to the Missouri Compromise, the "hotspurs" in political power within South Carolina immediately thought of Secession.

Yes, the "s" word had been around long before the Civil War was actually initiated in South Carolina had plenty of challenges internally such that Secession was not the only thing on everyone's mind.

Progress had to be made - by those willing to make it - in every facet of life. The upcountry folks continued to be irritated with the political power held in the lowcountry, especially in Charleston, of course.

Those in the lowcountry were furious with new Federal laws prohibiting the importation of more slaves from Africa - and were dismayed to watch their fellow citizens emigrate "south and west" along with many useful and increasingly expensive slaves driving their wagon trains into "the frontier.

Yet, progress still had to be made. Until the War ofthere continued to be a trickle of new immigrants arriving in Charleston by ships from Europe, and a few intrepid folks continued to follow the Great Wagon Road from Pennsylvania through Virginia into the Carolinas - some decided this was good enough, some went further south and west.

The population was never completely stagnant, but the growth rate was tepid to say the least in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Private schools sprang up all across the state - those that could afford it sent their offspring to these instead of considering helping out in the public school concept.

Inthe State chartered the Bank of the State of South Carolina - a quasi-public entity that was wholly-owned by the State. It had branches in the heavily-populated districts counties as well as a few branches overseas. The State printed its own banknotes - and these were honored as well as respected all over the South.

Private banks soon followed, even with their own banknotes, but these were only respected locally. One of the pressing concerns for the "everyman" was transportation.

It was simply downright difficult to get around the state - and almost impossible for those in the upcountry to get their goods to the sea - for sale in Charleston or to ship overseas. Likewise, anyone in Charleston or elsewhere along the coast found it equally difficult to get their goods to the Capital, much less to the upcountry.

As businessmen, even the most ardent politician knew that something had to be done, so the General Assembly passed legislation - starting in the past century - to address this pressing issue.

The Santee Canal Company was chartered inand the State launched a large-scale transportation program to get the goods to market. The "Canal Plan" of called for a total of eight canals - four on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers above Camden, two on the Saluda River to reach the upcountry, and two on the Broad River to reach miles above Columbia.

As stated above, the Santee Canal opened in with much success. The others were finished in the early s, but they were not used by "the people" and therefore not profitable. Bysix of the original eight canals were abandoned. The next solution by the legislature was to fund the building of Toll Roads.

The first State Road was constructed between Charleston and Columbia in - it was planned to be continued to the Greenville District, but the first section turned out to be a total failure.

Again, the people saw no need to "pay" a toll when there were other roads, albeit in worse conditions. When the State finally made this Toll Road free, it was immediately in constant use. Inthe South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company was chartered, and miles of track was laid between the edge of Charleston the populace didn't want the railroad coming into town to Hamburgh, in the Barnwell District, along the Savannah River.

On Christmas Day ofthe first run of the "Best Friend" averaged twelve miles an hour.

Transportation in the 1800s

In the s, this small railroad hauled overbales of cotton per year from the backcountry to Charleston. In the s, over miles of track was laid in South Caorlina, and by there were eleven railroads operating in the state.Augustin Mouchot’s Solar Concentrator, (The history of renewable energy is fascinating.

We posted a while back about early efforts to harness the power of waves. You may also be interested to learn more about the 19th century work of Mouchot and Ericsson, early pioneers of solar thermal concentrators (CSP solar thermal power)..

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