On the 12th day of Christmas, my-true READ to me, of TWELVE brave Frontierswomen, ELEVEN Ghost Towns, TEN Altamonte Homesteaders, the NINTH Post Office, an EIGHT year old pioneer, SEVEN Honorable Floridians, SIX swans-a-swimming in Lake Eola, FIVE GOLD STAR bookratings, FOUR orphaned children, THREE historic pyramids; TWO railway depots, and A MEETING BENEATH a historic COUNCIL OAK TREE.
CitrusLAND books venture well beyond reciting events. Central Florida, America’s Paradise of the 19 Century, had been a vast wilderness until tamed by remarkable men AND women. Taking on the challenge of their lives, such challenges often cost them their lives. True-life PEOPLE, and why they came to a remote Florida wilderness sets CitrusLAND apart from your ordinary history book.
CitrusLAND covers a vast 3,000 square mile region, and each of the twelve chapters of Curse of Florida’s Paradise starts off with a dedication and brief biography of a remarkable frontierswomen. POLLY was only 12 years old when she died, and yet Chapter Two is dedicated, for good reason, to her memory. Lake EUSTIS of today was originally named Lake Ellen Hawkins, and Chapter 11 begins by telling of the Tallahassee lady memorialized for a brief time in history by a lake’s name.
For more, VISIT PARADISE. Have a very, very, Merry Christmas, and the happiest New Year ever!