By Tim Robinson
A road-less, watery barren region, uninviting and intimidating to all however the so much stouthearted and adventurous. whereas nice towns have been arising ih in locations with names resembling St. Louis, Denver, and San Francisco, the decrease peninsula of Florida persisted. right here, the panther, the alligator, and the bald eagle remained secure from the stressed, meddlesome arms of civilization, carrying on with as that they had for eons past.
Renegade Indians, pirates, hurricanes, and man-eating animals – let alone toxic snakes and bloodthirsty hordes of mosquitoes – reigned splendid. It took a definite type of individual to boldly enterprise into such an inhospitable surroundings, a spot the place a guy had simply himself and his kin upon which to count. It took women and men with not just imaginative and prescient, yet spine and grit, humans just like the MacLeods, Dawsons, and Hackensaws, precise pioneers who faced no matter what got here their method, jointly, as a family.
From shipwrecks, to Indian uprisings, to buried treasure; from blockade runners, to murderous seashore tramps, and the sorrowful, lonely lifetime of the solitary beachcomber, stories of outdated Florida takes the reader again to a novel time and position that would by no means be obvious back.
Above all, stories of outdated Florida is an epic saga of survival and prosperity, love and love misplaced, and most significantly, the ability of the human spirit to prevail.
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