Jack Powell

Time Traveler's Guide to Florida

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For those who believe that the best way to understand someone is to walk a mile in his or her shoes, Florida's rich history features those whose footwear ranged from Native American moccasins to astronauts' boots. And there are plenty of opportunities to actually walk in those shoes. You can join in all sorts of historical reenactments—in full costume if you like. You have the unique opportunity to relive a part of Florida's long and fascinating past. You can also travel forward into the future.
A sample of the times you can visit:
12,000 B.C.: Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival in Ochlockonee 1565: The Menendez Landing Event in St. Augustine1586: Drake's Raid on St. Augustine1650–1725: The Pirates of Fort Taylor in Key West1690s: Military Muster at Castillo San Luis in TallahasseeLate 1700s: The Living Village of Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki in the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation1835: The Dade Battle at Bushnell1864: The Battle of Olustee in Baker County1870: A Cane Boil at Morningside Farm in Gainesville1898: A Spanish-American War Event at Fernandina Beach1945: VE Day in Florida at The Villages2025: The Zero-G Flights at Cape Kennedyest. 2050: Jules Undersea Lodge inKey LargoThe day has arrived for this new kind of travelogue, which reveals not only places to visit but also time periods to experience. This is a book for today's explorers of place and space, past and future. This is The Time Traveler's Guide to Florida.
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503 printed pages
Original publication
2010

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