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Atlanta, Georgia

complete and it is said, one or his other figures have been removed by the new sculptor who replaces Borglum. Heath's sympathy is entirely with Borglum in the controversy.

It is bitter cold at Atlanta - a cutting north wind adding to the discomfort. The soil of GEorgia to my eyes looked poor or sterile. It recalls vividly the gravelly red clays of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The negro cabins, set in the fields, without tree or fence or [oppurtenance] near them, looked very forlorn. All the houses, from mansion to cabin, had one striking feature in common: they were set on foundation piers 1 to 2 or 3 ft. high; everywhere you could look under the building. It is much the same in the
Dec. 2, 1925

towns as cities. Heath said that the reason for this was because the rainfall is so great that unless there were free passage of air, the lower story would be in such condition that things would mould!

The country - the whole of it- was covered by a woodland, which, in large areas has been cut away for fields - but there is so much wild (or wild-looking, woodland) that is interested very much. Of course I am speaking of the part that I saw - the hill country of north Georgia. The primitive or old woodlands have trees with tall [?] unbranched trunks in contrasts to our broad-leaf woodlands of California which have widely spreading or broad-crowned trees.
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