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Old Tales of the Forgotten South in a Georgia - Florida Swamp: Paddling Okefenokee

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Old Tales of the Forgotten South in a Georgia - Florida Swamp: Paddling Okefenokee

This book will give you an appreciation for a delicate ecosystem to rival any wetland in the world! Ancient Indians, Seminoles, pioneers, soldiers, hunters/trappers, entrepreneurs, writers, exp lorers, scientists, artists, and musicians were all drawn here and are part of this historical tapestry. The work will also prove useful as a paddler's companion.

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$29.95

The Flemings of Fleming Island: An Historic Florida Family

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The Flemings of Fleming Island: An Historic Florida Family

Irishman George Fleming arrived in Spanish East Florida in 1783. He established Hibernia on an island in the St. Johns River that is known today as Fleming Island. Hibernia became home to George's children and grandchildren, and in the course of over two hundred years, seven generations of the Fleming family have called it home. Among his descendants are Southern planters, soldiers, and statesmen--most notably Francis Philip Fleming, the fifteenth governor of Florida. In the mid-nineteenth century, the Fleming family transformed Hibernia into a winter hotel that became a celebrated destination in the early days of Florida tourism and into the twentieth century. Today, Hibernia is a small residential enclave where a few remnants of the Fleming family's rich history still stand to remind us of days gone by.

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$19.95

Florida Frontiers “Mosquitoes, Alligators, and Determination 2016”

Each year the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble presents a new production of “Mosquitoes, Alligators, and Determination” looking at different aspects of Florida history and culture.

The ninth, all new version of the program will be presented at the Library of Florida History, 435 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, with performances Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm, this weekend and next. Tickets are available at a discount online at www.myfloridahistory.org, or by calling 321-690-1971, ext. 205.

Florida Frontiers “Remembering Patrick Smith”

Patrick D. Smith’s 1984 novel “A Land Remembered” is one of the most popular books about Florida ever written.

The beloved Merritt Island author was born October 8, 1927, and died January 26, 2014. He would have been 88 this week.

Most popular novels have a year or so of commercial success, perhaps getting another boost when a paperback version comes out. Smith’s “A Land Remembered” has been a bestseller in Florida since it was first published.

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