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  Okefenokee Swamp Education and Information Center
The north end of the swamp is bordered by pine forests and thick tangles of vegetation.
In south Georgia, the quiet of the Okefenokee's dark still waters are synonymous with the sense of peace and tranquility that awaits you when you walk through the doors of The Inn at Folkston.
From the open, wet "prairies" of the east side to the forested cypress swamps in the west, Okefenokee is a mosaic of habitats, plants, and wildlife.
www.innatfolkston.com /nec/index.html   (0 words)

 Okefenokee.com - The Okefenokee Swamp Homepage
The Great Okefenokee Swamp, one of America’s most fascinating natural areas, is the largest, intact, un fragmented, wilderness Swamp in North America.
"Okefenokee" what Seminoles called "Land of Trembling Earth" is approximately 700 square miles located in the southeast corner of Georgia, U.S.A. The Okefenokee is crisscrossed by over 120 miles of paddle and motor boat trails.
This site is sponsored by Okefenokee Pastimes Inc. a privately owned business located right at the East Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (the refuge headquarters entrance).
www.okefenokee.com   (340 words)

  Okefenokee Swamp X-Files - Weird Happenings, UFO and The Skunk Ape
The earliest pioneer settlers to live around the swamp, all had stories of unexplained phenomenon and occurrences related to the Okefenokee.
Regardless of Okefenokee’s actual age, which is considered very young geologically, this mosaic of wetlands is a window back to something that existed hundreds of millions of years ago.
In the past, swamps have been portrayed as gloomy, dismal, foreboding and mysterious places to fear and avoid.
www.okefenokee.com /okefenokee_xfiles.html   (329 words)

  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Human History of the Okefenokee Swamp
William Bartram's Creek legend of princesses of the sun on an island in the center of the swamp is probably rooted in stories of the Timucuan settlements.
The Okefenokee was a Creek hunting ground in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
By 1900 the old-growth longleaf pine forest that encircled the swamp was a forest of stumps.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-691   (1539 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Okefenokee Swamp Folklore
From the early nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century, the swamp was home to an independent, self-sufficient community of "crackers," most of whom came to Georgia from North Carolina and were of Scottish and Scots-Irish origin.
The Harpers were instrumental in the establishment of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in 1937, which ultimately resulted in the relocation of the swamp's human inhabitants and ironically marked the end of the historic period of Okefenokee folklore that Harper had worked so hard to record.
Okefenokee families for years have taken advantage of the mild climate and large expanse of "honey plants" such as gallberry and tupelo gum to keep bees for honey.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?path=/Folklife/CustomsandLocalTraditions&id=h-550   (1219 words)

 St. Simons Island Brunswick Golden Isles
The slow-moving waters of the Okefenokee are tea-colored from the tannic acid released by decaying vegetation.
The Okefenokee Swamp is the year-round home of many bird species, such as the wood duck, in which males sport a multicolored breeding plumage.
Swamp Island Drive is a nine-mile loop for cars or bikes culminating in a.75-mile boardwalk into dense swamp growth, open prairie and ponds before reaching a 30-foot observation tower.
www.visitcoastalgeorgia.com /cumberland.html   (1319 words)

 Okefenokee Swamp Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okefenokee Swamp, located on the southeastern border of Georgia, is a vast bog inside a huge, saucer-shaped depression that was once part of the ocean floor.
Okefenokee was the early European settler’s translation of the Native American words meaning “Land of Trembling Earth.” It was named this because of the peat deposits, up to fifteen feet thick, that cover much of the swamp floor.
The Okefenokee Swamp formed thousands of years ago, and for many of those years it was a natural, untouched habitat for a variety of plants and animals.
www.libs.uga.edu /russell/online-exhibits/okefenokee-exhibit/main.html   (744 words)

 Having a Gas in Okefenokee Swamp -
Most of the predatory light stories are attributed to sightings of swamp gas, a totally non-paranormal event also known as "foxfire" and "wetland flatulence," according to Steve Knight, owner of Okefenokee Pastimes.
Swamp gas is formed by decaying organic matter that has been naturally transformed into a luminescent gaseous form, Knight explained.
The swamp is also swimming with tales about weredeers, werebears and werepanthers that roam the swamp's islands at night and can only be killed by silver bullets.
www.wired.com /news/roadtrip/0,2640,61284,00.html   (1122 words)

 Okefenokee Swamp and National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia | GORP
Okefenokee is a vast bog inside a huge, saucer-shaped depression that was once part of the ocean floor.
The swamp's southeastern drainage to the Atlantic Ocean is the St. Mary's River, which forms the boundary between Georgia and Florida.
In all, the swamp covers an area of 38 miles north to south and 25 miles east to west.
www.gorp.com /gorp/resource/us_nwr/ga_okefe.htm   (243 words)

 Okefenokee Swamp
Following the decline of the Moundbuilder civilization, the Okefenokee swamp was the border for three Indian Nations, the Mocama (to the north), the Timucua (to the south and east), and the Apalatchee (to the west).
The Okefenokee Swamp was soon to become one battleground in an ongoing war between the United States Army and the Seminole Nation.
In 1931 a proposal was made for the federal government to purchase the Okefenokee Swamp with the intention of preserving the area as a "wild-life" sanctuary.
www.ourgeorgiahistory.com /places/okefenokee.html   (1522 words)

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