On the 1st day of Christmas, my true-love READ to me, of the history of Fort Gatlin's COUNCIL OAK tree,
Orlando exists where it is today because of the
FIRST ROAD TO ORLANDO
Beneath the Council Oak tree, wrote a central Florida resident in 1905, American Indians and Army officials met in the 1830s to discuss peace. The historical account included as well a sketch of the tree, located within sight of Fort Gatlin, near Pine Castle, south of ORLANDO. Painted around that year by a retired Navy Officer turned Orange farmer, the painting was donated to the Orange County Historical Society in 1971.
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