Saturday, May 30, 2015

The country of Accra is flat and dry ... JCD Hay #QotD

2015.05.30-DSC01678The country of Accra is flat and dry. North and north-west of Accra is Akuapim; this is a mountainous region. Its capital, Akropong, is 1600 feet above the level of the sea. Here the Basle Mission has its head-quarters, and at this hospitable station the European suffering from the climate of the Gold Coast may recover in its balmy shades and cool breezes the energy he has lost in the plains below. Its population consists of industrious farmers, cultivating coffee and palm oil. Gold dust is also produced. Its children are taught in their schools both the English language and their own.

Ashanti and the Gold Coast: And what We Know of it : a Sketch by John Charles Dalrymple Hay (1874), p. 17-18

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