New PDF release: Manatee County (Images of America)

By Jim Wiggins

ISBN-10: 0738553131

ISBN-13: 9780738553139

ISBN-10: 1531633404

ISBN-13: 9781531633400

the realm often called Manatee County opened for cost on the shut of the second one Seminole struggle in 1841. This used to be because of Congress�s passage of the Armed Occupational Act of 1842, which allowed settlers to assert one hundred sixty acres of land at a value of $1.25 an acre in the event that they have been in a position to endure hands and live to tell the tale the land for 5 years. It wasn�t lengthy sooner than settlers seemed up and down the attractive Manatee River, led by means of Josiah Gates and his relatives at the south aspect. lots of his buddies had suffered losses with the cave in of the Union financial institution in Tallahassee and have been fearful to affix him. The opulent beaches on either side of the river quick enticed different settlers to make their claims, delivering a cornucopia packed with a few of Florida�s most sensible assets for progress and prosperity. This quantity presents a pictorial account of these lives, which have been stuck within the fight to carve out a distinct segment opposed to all odds in a spot that confronted epidemics of yellow fever, malaria, typhoid, and a 3rd rebellion of the Seminole Indians. In 1861, Florida seceded from the Union, which was once via the Civil conflict with a Union victory in 1865 that introduced an finish to slavery and plantation ownership.

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