One man, not from Florida, said in 1829, “no man would immigrate to Florida--no not from hell itself!” Obviously, he was wrong; because these first settlers came, and now, almost two hundred years later, they are still coming.
Mary Adeline Walker, a South Carolinian low-country cattleman’s daughter, follows her family and heart into the wilds of territorial Florida, where she faces an Indian war and Florida’s brutal environs. In frontier Florida, the enemy is nature and man, and the ordinary must become extraordinary—or perish.
This compelling story narrates her self-discovery and Florida’s struggle to become a state, where people like the Walkers faced its challenges and used their tenacity to change their own lives and their state’s future.
The thoroughly researched, narrative non-fiction book describes the birth of a state—how both Mary and Florida found their way.
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