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Explanation Of Map

The Savannah River is the western boundary of Allendale County and the shore line was 55.75 miles long before the Army Corps of Engineers started dredging cut-offs. There are 12 to 14 cut-offs touching our county and each one shortened the shore line by approximately 3/4 mile. About one half of these cut-offs made a still water lake suitable for fishing. My map on the front and back inside covers depicts the river as it was in the mid-thirties before the government started trying to improve on nature. The map was made on a scale of 1 to 50,000 or 1 and 1/4 inches equals one mile. This scale was chosen so that the map would be large as possible and much detail could be shown and points of interest could be labeled, yet small enough to fill the page. This map is a combination of projections made from aerial photographs by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1938 for a cotton crop survey and a Transverse Mercator Projection made by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1946.

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