Finding Saxe Gotha

Professor Meriwether knows all about South Carolina's colonial history. But even he interprets facts he finds in the historical record. Finding Saxe Gotha examines Professor Meriwether's Expansion of South Carolina and the primary sources he used to define the geographical boundaries of the old Saxe Gotha township. But, how can we know Professor Meriwether cited the correct sources and made the correct interpretations? Let's read what the Professor read, and see if we agree....

Finding Saxe Gotha has four challenges. Do them in order to complete this adventure in footnotes.

1. Which Way Do they Flow?
2. Check the Text
3. Make the Match
4. The Santee Southside Sojourn

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