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Ghosts Of The Green Swamp

Author : Lee Gramling
ISBN : 156164126X
Genre : Fiction
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Trouble's found Tate Barkley again, but this time it's in the form of a beautiful but cold-hearted young woman with two murderous henchmen, who rob Tate and leave him for dead beside a north Florida road. When he's able to set out in pursuit, Tate follows a trail that draws him ever deeper into that vast forbidding swampland near the headwaters of the Withlacoochee River. Can there be any truth to the local legends of "haints" and witches who roam the swamp's dark vastness? Or of travelers and settlers who disappear without a trace, imprisoned by some evil force?

Ghosts Of The Green Swamp

Author : Lee Gramling
ISBN : 9781683343264
Genre : Fiction
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Tate Barkley is back setting out to the vast and ominous swampland west of Orlando. Tate meets up with the odd and ornery little bald “perfessor" named Monk, who sells elixirs from his odd contraption of a wagon. Tate and Monk—and an odd assortment of other characters—follow a trail that draws them ever deeper into that vast forbidding swampland near the headwaters of the Withlacoochee River. This Cracker Western will have your spine tingling as it races on to the final all-out showdown

The Legends Of Brunswick County Ghosts Pirates Indians And Colonial North Carolina

Author : J. C. Judah
ISBN : 9780615175867
Genre : History
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Beyond the ocean mist is an area rich in history and lore. Explore the fascinating past of 16th through 20th Century Brunswick County, North Carolina. Visit these historic times through the eyes of its early residents, historical documents, ghosts, seafaring pirates, Indian predecessors, notable cemeteries (including known Slave Cemeteries), local facts, and legends. Take a glimpse into the rich tradition and culture of Brunswick County, and become a part of the southeastern North Carolina legacy. Meet Mary Hemingway, a plantation owner and one of the original settlers of Brunswick County. Read her Last Will & Testament and find out where her final resting place is located. Gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of colonial challenges, pirate lifestyles, and the intricacies of the Indian culture and their clashes with the early settlers. Peruse the names and lives of the original residents of Brunswick County, North Carolina. Enjoy your trip back into time.

Florida On The Boil

Author : Kenneth F. Kister
ISBN : 9781425717261
Genre : Fiction
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Provides incisive reviews of more than 300 recommended novels and short-story collections set in Florida. Numerous Florida fiction writers, past and present, are represented in the book, including such diverse talents as Edna Buchanan, Harry Crews, Connie May Fowler, and others.--Excerpted from book cover.

Jimmy S Adventures In The Green Swamp

Author : Carolyn Merryman
ISBN : 1456723855
Genre : History
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Jimmys Adventures in the Green Swamp Is a fictionalized account of Cracker Lifestyle in the Central Florida area in the 1960s, it is written to enrich the study of Florida History. Each chapter is designed to stand-alone. Jimmy Reno, a Florida Cracker with an adventurous spirit, grew up in the 1060s on Hog Island in the heart of Central Florida. He lived with his Gramps his only living relative, who allowed him the freedom to explore the Withlacoochee River and the woodlands that surrounded his home. Gramps taught Jimmy to make a living from the river and to conserve its precious resources. Jimmys curious nature frequently led him into a heap of trouble: two cut-throat poachers caught him and left him for dead on an island in the middle of the Green Swamp: In engaged in an ongoing battle with Ole Amos a large catfish that lived in the heart of the Green Swamp; He experienced a close encounter with Ole Cotton-eye an evil tempered giant gator and lived through a twister on Hog Island, that injured Gramps. Through all of this Jimmy learned a powerful lesson on friendship when Bill, his best friend, and all the neighbors came together to give him a helping hand. A key event in Jimmys life occurred when he met Mattie Sue at the age of nine. They shared adventures that wove a tapestry of friendship and finally love, that continued when they went to the University of Florida where they prepared for lives of service and sacrifice for their beloved Central Florida Home. This Story is told through a series of flashbacks triggered by childhood pictures in Gramps old tattered photo album. The characters are based on a combination of real people. The story is fiction based on some true events.

The Florida Quiz Book

Author : Hollee Temple
ISBN : 9781561643530
Genre : Reference
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Do you know: - How many acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have become infested with non-native plant species?- Where is Estero Bay?- What is the penalty for violating federal manatee protection laws?- What river disappears underground in O'Leno State Park and re-emerges above ground in River Rise State Park?

Florida Studies

Author : Carole Policy
ISBN : 9781443821704
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume contains a variety of essays about Florida literature and history by scholars from across the state representing every kind of institution of higher learning, from community colleges to small liberal arts institutions to large universities. The first section, Pedagogy, includes essays about using Florida’s environment to its fullest in the composition classroom. The essays in Old Florida explore Florida Cracker Westerns and slave shipwrecks off the Florida coast, as well as works by James Weldon Johnson, Rex Beach, and Zora Neale Hurston. Contemporary Florida is the largest section with essays that discuss, among other topics, Stephen King, Hunter Thompson, Elizabeth Bishop, and the “Dexter” novels. The essay in Natural Florida focuses on Florida ecocriticism.

A Land Remembered

Author : Patrick D. Smith
ISBN : 0910923124
Genre : Fiction
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Traces three generations of the MacIvey family, who settled in Florida in the mid-nineteenth century, and shows the family's ultimate effect on the state

A Land Remembered The Graphic Novel

Author : Dr Andre Frattino
ISBN : 9781683340225
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This graphic novel version of A Land Remembered, the bestselling novel by Patrick D. Smith, covers three generations of the MacIvey family in the Florida frontier from the 1850s to the 1960s. In A Land Remembered, Patrick Smith tells the story of a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife. A Land Remembered has been ranked #1 Best Florida Book eight times in annual polls conducted by Florida Monthly Magazine and is winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel."

Guns Of The Palmetto Plains

Author : Rick Tonyan
ISBN : 9781561645466
Genre : Fiction
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Cracker Westerns are rip-roarin, action-packed, can't-put-'em-down tales set in the frontier days of Florida. They are full of adventure, real heroes, and vivid, authentic details that bring Florida's history to life. Tree Hooker will take on anything—man, animal, or force of nature—that stands in the way of his cattle drives during the Civil War. He's a Confederate soldier trying to save his country from starvation. Assigned to lead a group of tough, sun-baked cow hunters, he sets out to supply the South with beef from the herds on Florida's plains. Plenty of others also want those herds. There are the Yankees, led by men like Major Dan Greenley. He's tired of the war and knows that it will end quickly once the Confederacy runs out of food. Greenley is new to Florida and still believes in fighting by the rules of civilized warfare. But he's also a fast learner. He soon realizes that there is no such thing as civilized warfare in the palmetto scrub. A few people try to keep their humanity despite being surrounded by the horrors of war. Doris Brava is one of those. A young widow surviving on her own in Yankee-occupied St. Augustine, she finds hope and love in an unlikely place—Greenley's arms. But hope and love can't shield Doris from the savagery that rules on the palmetto plains. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

Wiregrass Country

Author : Herb Chapman
ISBN : 1561641561
Genre : Fiction
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Set in 1835 in the northern Florida Territory, this historical novel will transport you to a time when Florida settlers were few and laws were scarce. Dealing with cattle rustlers and a brewing Seminole war, Ace and Amaly Dover, their four sons, and their spirited daughter, Marvelous, have their hands full protecting their Three Springs Ranch. With authentic historical details and engaging characters, this family saga will capture your heart.

The River Is Home

Author : Patrick D. Smith
ISBN : 9781561645404
Genre : Fiction
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Award winning Florida novelist Patrick Smith's first novel, The River Is Home revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment. Poor in material possessions, Skeeter's kinfolk are rich in their appreciation of their beautiful natural surroundings. The river on which they live—with its food supply, steamboats, and floods—figures strongly in their lives as the source of life, change, and death. Though their life is a simple one, it's filled with friendship, loyalty, love, and compassion.

Ninety Mile Prairie

Author : Lee Gramling
ISBN : 1561642576
Genre : Fiction
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In the spring of 1771, John MacKenzie arrives in British-ruled St. Augustine after a year of fur trapping. He is quickly drawn into an adventure that involves defending a young woman indentured to the powerful and treacherous James Tyrone. MacKenzie and Becky Campbell set out across the untamed Florida wilderness, pursued by Tyrone's murderous trackers, toward buried gold and a showdown on the windswept sands of the Florida Gulf coast.

Nobody S Hero

Author : Frank Laumer
ISBN : 9781561645947
Genre : Fiction
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In December 1835, eight officers and one hundred men of the U.S. Army under the command of Brevet Major Francis Langhorne Dade set out from Fort Brooke at Tampa Bay, Florida, to march north a hundred miles to reinforce Fort King (present-day Ocala). On the sixth day, halfway to their destination, they were attacked by Seminole Indians. By four o'clock in the afternoon, only three wounded soldiers survived what came to be known as the Dade Massacre. Only two of those men managed to struggle fifty miles back to Fort Brooke. One of them—wounded in the shoulder and hip, a bullet in one lung—was Private Ransom Clark. It is the story of great duplicity, not on the part of Seminole Indians, but of the politicians and officers who sent the men of Dade's command to their death. The Dade Massacre was the pretext the U.S. government needed to begin the Second Seminole War, the longest and most expensive Indian war in American history. In 1839 Ransom Clark wrote a brief account of his ordeal, entitled The Surprising Adventures of Ransom Clark, Among the Indians in Florida. Although he promised to later supply an entire account, he didn't live long enough to do so, succumbing to his grave wounds. In Nobody's Hero, Frank Laumer completes Clark's story.

Guide To Florida Pioneer Sites

Author : Rodney Carlisle
ISBN : 9781561648528
Genre : History
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This guidebook provides a tour of more than twenty of Florida's historic pioneer and cracker villages. With more than 50 photographs, it is an indispensable guide for tourists as well as for parents and teachers looking for a meaningful glimpse of the vanishing lifestyles of Florida's pioneers.

Allapattah

Author : Patrick D. Smith
ISBN : 9781561645428
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty-five-year-old Seminole Toby Tiger lives in despair in the Florida Everglades. He loves the land and everything that exists in the natural world: the deer and egrets, turtles and herons, cypress trees and sawgrass, ponds and marshes, and, most of all, Allapattah, the crocodile. He watches helplessly as the white man imposes his will on the Seminoles, forcing them either to conform or to eke out a living wrestling alligators and carving trinkets for tourists. According to Toby, the whites “destroy all that they touch." Toby refuses to bend to the white man's will and fights back the only way he knows how. He becomes Allapattah, a creature that earns his respect and protection.

Middle School Teacher Plans And Resources For A Land Remembered Student Edition

Author : Margaret Sessions Paschal
ISBN : 9781561643417
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Teaching resources for middle school students for A Land Remembered Student Edition.

Riders Of The Suwannee

Author : Lee Gramling
ISBN : 1561640433
Genre : Fiction
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Tate Barkley returns to 1870s' Florida after ten years on the Western frontier with the idea of settling down near the Suwannee River. But a run-in with Big Bill Caton's outlaw gang means that his gunfighting days are not over. Especially when a young widow as pretty -- and as stubborn -- as Eileen McLanahan needs some help to hold onto her place down on the Gulf coast.

Confederate Money

Author : Paul Varnes
ISBN : 9781561646241
Genre : Fiction
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In 1861, as this story opens with the Yankee raid on the salt works at Cedar Key, Florida, a Confederate dollar is worth 90 cents in gold or silver. The Yankee soldiers, in their zeal to destroy the important Confederate salt works, kill young Henry Ferns step-pa, who has brought Henry to the Gulf Coast town on his first train ride. From that moment on, Henry's mind is locked on revenge. His goal to find the Yankee killers leads him throughout the South and much of the North as the war spreads. He studies medicine and offers aid to whichever side he needs to move through at the time. Through shrewd dealings he manages to amass $40,000 in Confederate paper money. Henry realizes that the Yankees are going to win the war or, at best, the South will end it a draw. In either case, the Confederate money will not be worth as much as silver or gold, so he sets out to change it into specie. Henery's adventures take him into both sides of the Battles of Shiloh Church, Chickamauga, and Olustee. With his charismatic personality and keen judgment, Henry manages to thrive even as the war rages, persisting in changing his paper fortune into silver and gold. He is as generous with his family, friends, and those he perceives to be in need as he is ruthless with those he knows to be his enemies. By the time Sherman marches through Atlanta in late 1864, the Confederate dollar has declined to 28 for one in silver or gold. When Sherman reaches Savannah, its worth is 45 to one. When Lee surrenders the next April, its worth is 80 to one. One month later it has fallen to 1,000 to one. Shortly after this, Henry undertakes a daring raid on the hidden Confederate treasury to bring him to his financial goal.

Great Florida Seminole Trail

Author : Doug Alderson
ISBN : 9781561646166
Genre : History
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The Great Florida Seminole Trail is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to Florida's historic and cultural sites that directly relate to the Seminole Indians, covering Seminole history from when they first migrated into the state in the 1700s to the tragic Seminole wars to contemporary Seminole culture. The guide covers all parts of the state that can be visited today, including the old Negro Fort site in the Panhandle, the Alachua Savannah near Gainesville, the Dade Battlefield in Bushnell, the Smallwood Store in the Ten Thousand Islands, Indian Key in the Florida Keys, and the destroyed sugar plantations near St. Augustine.

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