On the 4th day of Christmas, my true-love READ to me, of, FOUR orphaned children, THREE memorial pyramids; TWO historic rail depots, and a meeting under a COUNCIL OAK tree.
The four orphans were residing, in 1870, with their grandmother at Statenville, GA, a town named for the father of an APOPKA, Florida pioneer, Cinderella (Staten) STEWART. The eldest orphan, Luisa, was noted in the census of 1870 as “insane,” while the second oldest, Cassius, would soon vanish. Two of the four orphans eventually found their way back to APOPKA by 1880. (All facts, NOT Fiction!)
RUTLAND MULE is based on a true story, a search for a statesman, father of 4 orphans, and a man who was vanquished from central Florida’s Civil War history. “Even though it’s not my favorite genre of books,” wrote a Goodreads reviewer, “it was well worth the read.”
The MULE was REAL too!
A perfect gift for that mystery and history lover in your family.