Search Results: 'Seminole County Florida'

Search

×
×
×
×
5 results for "Seminole County Florida"
A Florida Pioneer, The adventurous life of Josef Henschen, Swedish immigrant in the 1870s By Rebecca Weiss
Paperback: $15.95
Ships in 3-5 business days
A Florida Pioneer is a book about the adventurous life of Josef Henschen, Swedish immigrant to Florida in the 1870s. Henschen was a young medical student in Upsala, Sweden when, in 1871, he was asked... More > to recruit and bring over a large group of Swedish laborers to Florida. The group he brought went to work at Henry S. Sanford’s plantations in Seminole County. There the Swedes founded the New Upsala settlement, and many Swedish descendants in central Florida have their roots in this colony. Josef fell in love with Florida and stayed there for nearly sixty years, until his death in 1930. He became one of the four financiers of the Orange Belt Railroad, and he gave the city of St. Petersburg its name. This book contains many of Josef's letters and paints a fascinating picture of Florida pioneer life. Gary Momino, Professor of History at the University of South Florida,calls A Florida Pioneer "An extraordinary document...a historic treasure."< Less
A Florida Pioneer, The adventurous life of Josef Henschen, Swedish immigrant in the 1870s By Rebecca Weiss
eBook (PDF): $7.97
Download immediately.
A Florida Pioneer is a book about the adventurous life of Josef Henschen, Swedish immigrant to Florida in the 1870s. Henschen was a young medical student in Upsala, Sweden when, in 1871, he was asked... More > to recruit and bring over a large group of Swedish laborers to Florida. The group he brought went to work at Henry S. Sanford’s plantations in Seminole County. There the Swedes founded the New Upsala settlement, and many Swedish descendants in central Florida have their roots in this colony. Josef fell in love with Florida and stayed there for nearly sixty years, until his death in 1930. He became one of the four financiers of the Orange Belt Railroad, and he gave the city of St. Petersburg its name. This book contains many of Josef's letters and paints a fascinating picture of Florida pioneer life. Gary Momino, Professor of History at the University of South Florida,calls A Florida Pioneer "An extraordinary document...a historic treasure."< Less
Tales of Pinkie Posie By Foreman Heard
Paperback: $15.90
Ships in 3-5 business days
Even in the early 20th Century, much of Central Florida was orange groves and open grazing land for cattle. Small communities formed along the shores of the St Johns River and the railroad lines that... More > carried these goods to market in the north. A baby girl was born in 1902 in the town of Geneva, and the experiences of the first ten years of her life are related here in the stories she told at age 78 to her granddaughter.< Less
Tales of Pinkie Posie By Foreman Heard
eBook (PDF): $3.75
Download immediately.
Even in the early 20th Century, much of Central Florida was orange groves and open grazing land for cattle. Small communities formed along the shores of the St Johns River and the railroad lines that... More > carried these goods to market in the north. A baby girl was born in 1902 in the town of Geneva, and the experiences of the first ten years of her life are related here in the stories she told at age 78 to her granddaughter.< Less
Fort Harllee By James M. Gray
Paperback: $9.99
Ships in 3-5 business days
Fort Harllee was established and constructed at latitude 79 deg. 50 min., longitude 81 deg. 40 min., on March 18, 1835 under the direction of Major William W. Harl1ee of the South Carolina... More > Volunteers, serving in Florida. He had visited the site the previous year and had erected picket walls with two substantial blockhouses, one on each diagonal comer. When it was built it was therefore named in his honor. He also served as its first commander. Fort Harllee was built primarily for the protection of early settlers in the area from marauding Seminoles and situated between Garey's Ferry at Middleburg and Newnansville, which would later become Alachua's first county seat. It was located on the north bank of the Santa Fe River at a point where the Black Creek to Newnansville Road crossed the river; just south of Hampton's Lake. When an alarm was given of impending Indian attack, settlers would all gather in and around the fort for protection.< Less