Very young. This area was first settled in April 15, 1857 just 148 years ago. Britian is how old?Originally Posted by Hassun
Cotton is more then just a part of it though. The city I live in is where the first settlement occured consisting of 38 families from Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee and the Carolinas. They came here specifically to grow cotton because the Civil War was about to errupt and there was a concern that cotton would become unavailble. So you could say that cotton is the reason that this place exists.
They certainly wouldn't have moved here for any other reason. I can't imagine living here without airconditioning. Comparisons to Hell, tempeture wise, are common.