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[First posted Sept. 2010, Updated 29 October 2011] See also: AfricaRice’s African rice collection – (Oryza glaberrima) and Luigi just sent this 2007 link on the topic of Carolina Gold. from his blog. In 1805 the Scottish explorer Mungo Park … Continue reading
Recorded by Mungo Park while in Mandingo country (Sengambia region) c. 1798: On the 7th I departed from Konjour, and slept at a village called Malla (or Mallaing), and on the 8th about noon I arrived at Kolor, a considerable town, … Continue reading
East African explorations in the mid 19th Century were overwhelming directed to discovering the source of the Nile in central Africa. Along side this goal, laying out ways and means whereby the English could establish a strong foothold in East and central Africa … Continue reading
The Scottish explorer Mungo Park was 24 when he first travelled to West Africa to seek the source and the debouchment of the Niger River for the Africa Association of London. The Association was also desirous of learning more about the … Continue reading
It was Mungo Park who first brought the shea tree and shea butter to the attention of Europeans. According to Park, this is an excellent substance – better than English butter – and one that does not go readily rancid. … Continue reading
Mungo Park was one of the most successful early explorers of West Africa. Not only did he take careful note of flora, fauna and geophysical features throughout his travels, but – to my way of thinking – was the best … Continue reading