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.
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.