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The Search For Old King's Road
     

The Search For Old King's Road

by Bill Ryan
 

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Florida's Old King's Road ran from Georgia south of Jacksonville (the called Cow Ford), to St. Augustine, thru what is now Flagler County Florida and ended in New Symrna on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It was once named one of the most important highways in America. It has vanished.

This is the history of Old King's. It covers historian Bill Ryan&

Overview

Florida's Old King's Road ran from Georgia south of Jacksonville (the called Cow Ford), to St. Augustine, thru what is now Flagler County Florida and ended in New Symrna on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It was once named one of the most important highways in America. It has vanished.

This is the history of Old King's. It covers historian Bill Ryan's effort to locate events including the great slave rebellion of the Second Seminole War, the Minorcans, large Plantations, and the many events that happened from 1783 to 1914 along this roadway once called "The most important civil engineering project in America." Slave rebellion, anxious refugees, British soldiers, planters, and seekers of a new life in Florida all used Old King's Road. It even fed the Confederate Army with herds of Florida beef and salt during the Civil War. There are many stories along his historic route.

Three major books resulted from this study including:
"Osceola His Catpure and Seminole Legends"
"I am Grey Eyes"
"Bulow Gold"
all cover events on this colonial era highway built prior to the American Revolution.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033202508
Publisher:
Bill Ryan
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Series:
Old Kings Road , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

The author: William (Bill) Ryan lives in historic Flagler County Florida on the Atlantic Coast of Florida about 20 miles south of St. Augustine, America’s oldest city. He is a director of the Flagler County Historic Society and spent some 20 years tracing the almost vanished “Old Kings Road” built by the Colonial British as one of the prime entryways into Florida. This old highway existed right up to 1914. He had an lengthy career in the high technology imaging and photographic industry. He resolved to film and record as much as possible of this old British highway which was constructed prior to the American Revolution. Many stories came about concerning events in the early history of Florida. One such is “I am Grey Eyes” concerning an unique Seminole Indian who was reported to have set much of the trail of the British Highway by driving a herd of 500 cattle to the new settlement of New Smyrna to the south. A new book is in completion “Bulow Gold” concerning an immense treasure collected during the Seminole War of 1835 and possibly still buried in Florida. Bill Ryan combines intensive historical research with a linked together story to bring history alive. His account of Osceola, the great Seminole leader, was called to be “very accurate” by Seminole historians. “The early history of Florida is very exciting and extends far beyond what is known about St. Augustine. I hope my books will make the many stories of early Florida combine with the real characters and events as I found them.” Bill RyanBill Ryan. Osceola His Capture and Seminole Legends (Kindle Locations 3602-3616). Bill Ryan.Other books: "The Search for Old Kings Road" "I am Grey Eyes" "Bulow Gold"soon to appear on Smashwords.

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