Orlando, Florida (Making of America Series)

Orlando, Florida (Making of America Series)

by Joy Wallace Dickinson
     
 


Emerging as Florida's largest inland city, Orlando in its infancy more resembled the Old West than the Old South-a frontier town born in the days of the Seminole Wars. The free-spirited early years of cattle ranching and cowboys on the palmetto prairie gave way to a series of booms throughout the city's history. Whether it was railroads, real estate, citrus, or…  See more details below

Overview


Emerging as Florida's largest inland city, Orlando in its infancy more resembled the Old West than the Old South-a frontier town born in the days of the Seminole Wars. The free-spirited early years of cattle ranching and cowboys on the palmetto prairie gave way to a series of booms throughout the city's history. Whether it was railroads, real estate, citrus, or tourism, Orlando has been a community able to cultivate growth through big dreams and an ambitious attitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524429
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,144,028
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author


Joy Wallace Dickinson, Florida history columnist at the Orlando Sentinel, peruses the legends and stories of "the City Beautiful" and the struggles it overcame while slowly metamorphosing into an iconic city at the turn of this new century. This captivating narrative thoroughly explores how influences such as agriculture, race relations, and modern tourism have molded metropolitan Orlando into the template of the American dream.

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