About this City Journal
Follow Bedrock's epic journey as developing state.
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As Bedrock's population continued to grow, three western cities emerged in the west: Ur, Crescent, and Bree. Bree was a city nestled in the north along the coast. Crescent was located south of the Crescent River. Ur was the farming city at the foot of the mountains in the heart of the country.
Ur was once a small farming town in the early 1900s. As the surrounding farms expanded, the city naturally grew. The city now has several textile manufacturing facilities and food packing has become a growing industry as well. A small freight station and train yard also fuels the local economy and keeps the local businesses going. Here is a picture of one of the first diesel engines in the yard:
With the expansion of the city, farms on the city border have increasingly become abandoned as costs rise. There are two abandoned farms to the west and north in the city. The proposed areas are pictured below and are up for redevelopment.
New businesses could draw more residents, while new industries could help the city's long-term expansion. Let me know what you would like to see developed!
This fictional land is located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 150 miles off of the eastern coast of the United States, adjacent to the state of Georgia. This beautiful country is known for its mountains and unique bedrock-exposing cliffs.
This journal follows the last one hundred years of the land's history, focusing on the state's unique ability to balance industry and the environment.
Politics & History
The first recorded sighting of the great island came in the late fall of 1517 by a sailing party from Spain. The records are uncertain as to the exact date of discovery, but the party returned home having charted the northern shores of the land and delivered to Spain a map of the coast. Until the time of settlement, the island remained a type of trading post where locals would exchange goods with visiting ships. Fruits and livestock were often traded for foreign items.
In 1526, a Spanish explorer named Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón, established a colony near what is present-day Georgia. His colony was falling apart. In a desperate attempt to search for supplies and food, de Ayllón sent a large party to the unnamed islands. De Ayllón was not successful in establishing a Spanish colony and eventually died. However, the party he sent off to what is present-day Bedrock lived on and established a small settlement on the land. Spain continued in its efforts to settle the land.
In 1534, Spain’s first fleet, led by Basko Nunez landed on the northern shores. With little resistance from the natives, Spain established what would later be called the colony of Isla de Roca Acantilado. While Spain maintained technical control over the island for almost 200 years, the power eventually fell to Great Britain. These events took place during the Spanish and British conflicts of the late 1600s and early 1700s over the southern territories of the United States.
Bedrock was later grafted into British North America as part of the thirteen colonies in 1734. Britain sought to exercise its power by renaming the colony and its cities after won from Spain. The land was mainly populated by farmers who put up little resistance to the change. Small cities, spread out across the country, were close to the oceans’ edge for trading purposes and the people of them were humble. Bedrock remained a quiet colony until it joined the American Revolution of 1776.
The country of Bedrock is broken between two different islands: the north island and the south island. Below is a picture of the hand-crafted land:
Bedrock's journal will be on the story, history, and updates to the region. This interactive city journal will be one where you make decisions as we trek through Bedrock's history, shaping it to a modern-day state. Our decision making will begin in the 1950s.
I hope you enjoy!