Monthly Archives: November 2011

An Update on the Regulation of Rice Fields Today

In recent years the regulatory authorities overseeing wetlands in the Rice Kingdom all but shut down permitting for maintenance of dikes, canals and trunks.  Plantation owners and contractors who work on permitting and re-construction of the rice impoundments system met … Continue reading

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Joe Frazier, Boxer from the Rice Kingdom dies from Cancer

Smoking Joe Frazier hailed from Beaufort County, South Carolina in the heart of the Rice Kingdom. After he became the heavy-weight champion he brought Brewton Plantation, a former rice plantation just south of Yemassee. Frazier renamed it Golden Gloves Plantation. … Continue reading

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English Descendant of Plantation Elite Invesitages Lowcountry Roots

The Island Packet (Hilton Head, SC) published a solid piece this week about a retired school teacher from England who is descended from the Drayton family of famous rice planters. It sounds as though he is fully aware of the … Continue reading

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Endangered Snail: The Madnificent Ramshorn Once Native to Rice Plantations

This item on the magnificent ramshorn snail mentions that at one time they thrived in rice plantation mill ponds. The future of this snail may also be back on rice plantations in North Carolina. There may be no living populations … Continue reading

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