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Mastodons, Mansions and Antebellum Ghosts: A Sketchbook of Voices Rising Up From Florida's Red Hills

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Mastodons, Mansions and Antebellum Ghosts: A Sketchbook of Voices Rising Up From Florida's Red Hills

This fascinating “sketchbook” of Florida history and culture focuses on the rural Red Hills of north Florida. Comprised of what is now Madison, Jefferson, and Leon counties, this region is home to a rich heritage that includes prehistoric people and megafauna, Native Americans, Spanish settlers, British soldiers, and Southern Plantations dependent upon the work of enslaved people. Celt and African traditions became incorporated into the Southern folklore of the area, including colorful traditions and ghost stories.

 

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$29.95

At The Dawn of Tourism in Florida: Abolitionists, Print Media, and Images of Early Vacationers

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At The Dawn of Tourism in Florida: Abolitionists, Print Media, and Images of Early Vacationers

John T. Foster Jr. makes a compelling argument that the birth of tourism in Florida did not begin with the railroad barons of the 1880s as is popularly believed, but with abolitionist writers of the Reconstruction era, following the C ivil War. Progressive Northerners were lured to the state with colorful descriptions of desirable weather and abundant natural beauty. It was with these forward-thinking writers that Modern Florida was born.

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$24.95

The St. Johns From The Marshlands To The Atlantic

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The St. Johns From The Marshlands To The Atlantic

The authors are not historians or experts of any kind but they have traversed the waters of the river by air boat from the flood-plain and marshes southwest of Fellsmere which mark its beginning, and later by larger vessel to the point where its waters join one of the great oceans of the world. We have endeaved to show the river as we saw it and to provide accurate descriptions and information.

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$5.00
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