Great Florida Seminole Trail

Great Florida Seminole Trail

by Doug Alderson


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The Great Florida Seminole Trail is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to Florida's historic and cultural sites that directly relate to the Seminole Indians, covering Seminole history from when they first migrated into the state in the 1700s to the tragic Seminole wars to contemporary Seminole culture. The guide covers all parts of the state that can be visited today, including the old Negro Fort site in the Panhandle, the Alachua Savannah near Gainesville, the Dade Battlefield in Bushnell, the Smallwood Store in the Ten Thousand Islands, Indian Key in the Florida Keys, and the destroyed sugar plantations near St. Augustine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561645633
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Doug Alderson is a Florida naturalist and writer. He has published many articles in magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, Sierra, and Florida Wildlife, and has written a number of books on natural travel in Florida. In writing tales for this book, Alderson drew upon many years of entertaining young people as a camp counselor and storyteller, and also from decades as a swamp explorer. Who but a naturalist can really scare you about what lurks in the swamp? Doug Alderson has been there and knows. . . . His latest book from Pineapple Press is A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments v

1 Clearing the Way 1

2 The Alachua Savannah 12

3 Dreams of Freedom 25

4 At the Crossroads 37

5 War's Beginning 46

6 Protecting the Bridge 62

7 Sugar Mill Blues 73

8 The Great Escape 84

9 Florida's Pickett's Charge 95

10 Night Raid! 109

11 Other Seminole War Sites 122

12 Emerging into the Twentieth Century 148

13 The Rise of Tourism 161

14 Everglades Home 175

15 Touching Seminole Ways at Big Cypress 185

16 Casinos and Rock and Roll 199

Bibliography 210

Index 216

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