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Guide to Florida Pioneer Sites : Exploring the Cracker Heritage (Paperback) (Rodney Carlisle & Loretta

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This unusual, richly illustrated guidebook details Florida's historic pioneer and cracker villages, describing the homes, work-ways and folk-ways of the state's early settlers, through preserved and tangible objects and structures. Across the state, dedicated local historians and community groups have carefully preserved and moved 19th- and early 20th-century structures, including both homes and workplaces, to specially created villages in order to display the lives of Florida pioneers. The tools, houses, farms, gardens, barns, sugar and turpentine mills, churches and schools that are gathered into twenty separate sites are described here, for the first time in a single volume. Through the rich collections of household utensils, mills, and structures, the visitor can appreciate the details of the everyday life, work, hardships, and recreation of past generations of Floridians. The book is an indispensable handbook and guide for the casual or dedicated historic tourist as well as for parents and teachers seeking to expose young people to the vanishing lifestyles of Florida's pioneers. Contact information, hours, special events, and detailed descriptions of each structure at the sites provide the casual or dedicated visitor with both practical facts for arranging trips, and the specific family histories of the pioneers who built and lived in the homes.

Number of Pages: 190
Genre: Travel, History
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / South, USA / South Atlantic (DC/DE/FL/GA/MD/NC/SC/VA/WV), United States / 19th Century
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Rodney Carlisle & Loretta Carlisle
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 50505699
UPC: 9781561648054
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-6804
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