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Book Title: A Tropical Frontier: Pioneers and Settlers of Southeast Florida, 1800-1890|
The author of the book: Tim Robinson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 336 KB
Edition: Port Sun Publishing
Date of issue: January 28th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780975363218
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On April 2, 1894, a shiny new train rolled southbound along shiny new tracks destined for the brand new station in the fledgling town of West Palm Beach. As it chugged down the tracks, people all along the way cheered its arrival, for with it came civilization and a shiny new day. Also with it came the end of pioneer days in Southeast Florida, and overnight a way of life ended – for better or worse.
This book is for, about and by the pioneers, those hearty souls who left their families and the soft comforts of civilization and moved to a roadless, watery wilderness, a place with none of the conveniences of home, not to mention swarms of blood-thirsty mosquitos, large furry animals with fangs and claws, snakes of all kinds and a multitudinous array of interesting new crawly things...including the biggest, ugliest roaches they had ever seen.
It was the blood, sweat and tears of these brave men and women that paved the way for Henry Flagler's railroad, and it is their stories that are told in this book.
Read information about the authorTim Robinson is a third generation Floridian, his grandfather having taken up a 100 acre homestead on Cape Canaveral in 1924. It was his grandfather and father who instilled in him a love for everything Florida. Tim grew up in West Palm Beach, halfway between saltwater Lake Worth and freshwater Lake Mangonia, where he spent his childhood and youth traipsing through the woods or biking over to the beach or taking in the wonders of Florida in some fashion or another. He lives with his wife, Connie, on a small farm in Indiantown, Florida.
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