Letters, Feb. 11, 1935

Beautiful Carolina


"Not the most beautiful portions of the U. S. are the Carolinas"—TIME, Jan. 21, p. 24.

I take issue with your statement and remind you of the words of John Galsworthy in visiting Magnolia Gardens on the Ashley River above Charleston, S. C. when he said he had seen gardens in Italy and the beauties of the world, but nothing so lovely as the azaleas and japonicas of these gardens.

I grant that parts of my native South Carolina (Ridgeway) are "flat, sandy, scrubby, down-at-heel," but these parts are offset by the...

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