Words from roads past.

A traveler through Brunswick County NC before the American Revolution had this to say about the journey:

On the whole, the road from Charleston to Wilmington is certainly the most tedious and disagreeable of any on the Continent of North America it being through a poor, sandy, barren gloomy country without accommodations for Travellers. Death is painted on the countenance of those you meet, that indeed happens but seldom on the road. Neither man nor beast can stand a long Journey thro’ so bad a country where there is much fatigue and no refreshments…

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