Great Florida Seminole Trail

Great Florida Seminole Trail

by Doug Alderson

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Overview

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. Hear the sounds of gunfire and war whoops at annual reenactments and feel the log walls of carefully reconstructed forts that guarded early travel routes. Walk ancient village sites and gaze in wonder at how Seminole prisoners escaped through a tiny window at Fort Marion in St. Augustine. So, whether you start your journey down the Seminole Trail as an armchair adventurer or seek to visit the sites in person, this unique guide will give greater understanding to the prominent role of Seminole Indians in the place we call Florida. New information includes:
The Mala Compra Plantation
The Seminole War Memorial in St. Augustine
Museums throughout Florida that feature Seminole exhibits.

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 nature travel in Florida. He has published many articles in magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, Sierra, and Florida Wildlife, and has written a number of books on nature travel in Florida. Paddle Florida presented Doug their inaugural Environmental Service Award in 2015 "for conspicuous commitment, unflagging dedication and love of Florida's natural environment."

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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