Costa to speak at Tryon Garden Club

Published 6:00 pm Sunday, March 16, 2014

James T. Costa will be the guest speaker at the Tryon Garden Club’s meeting on March 19 at 1 p.m. in the Tryon Depot Room at 22 Depot Street in Tryon.
Costa, a professor of biology at Western Carolina University and Executive Director of Highlands Biological Station, will present “Bartram’s Trail, 1773-1776.”

James T. Costa

James T. Costa

William Bartram, an American naturalist who included the carolinas in his travels, documented his journey and discoveries in his book, “Bartram’s Travels,” published in 1791. The book’s full title is “Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions; Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians,” and it is still considered a significant historical source concerning Native Americans and the American South.
Costa has lectured on William Bartram in the U.S., Europe, and the Galapagos. The public is invited to attend his presentation.

– article submitted
by Susan McNabb

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