A Brief Guide to Florida's Monuments and Memorials / Edition 1

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From Civil War to civil rights, from Spanish colonization to the twentieth-century founder of Coral Gables, from Florida natives to famous visitors, intriguing monuments and memorials stretch from Pensacola to the Keys. Award-winning travel writer Roberta Sandler presents a key to more than eighty of the most intriguing sites the state has to offer. Organized geographically, the book recommends stops throughout Florida and covers a full five centuries of state history. In-depth descriptions carefully chronicle the sometimes hidden stories behind the markers, including the person or the event honored as well as the process of erecting the monument or memorial.
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In this pleasingly compact guide, award-winning travel writer Roberta Sandler introduces readers to more than 80 monuments and memorials in the Sunshine State. By doing so, she provides a fascinating capsule five-century history of Florida; from its early Native American settlers and Spanish colonization to the near present. By connecting places with significant figures and important events, A Brief Guide to Florida Monuments and Memorials serves as an ideal family source of hands-on history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813032580
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/4/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Roberta Sandler is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, and San Diego Union-Tribune.

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