For those who believe that the best way to understand someone is to walk a mile in his or her shoes, Florida?s rich history features those whose footwear ranged from Native American moccasins to astronauts? boots. And there are plenty of opportunities to actually walk in those shoes. You can join in all sorts of historical reenactments?in full costume if you like. You have the unique opportunity to relive a part of Florida?s long and fascinating past.
You can also travel forward into the future. The Florida peninsula has been like a springboard from which human beings can rocket into space or dive beneath the surfaces of its nearly surrounding waters.
This unique guidebook offers you time travel. The day has arrived for this new kind of travelogue, which reveals not only places to visit but also time periods to experience. This is a book for today?s explorers of place and space, past and future. This is The Time Traveler?s Guide to Florida.
A sample of the times you can visit:
12,000 B.C.: Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival Ochlockonee
1565: The Menendez Landing Event St. Augustine
1586: Drake?s Raid St. Augustine
1650?1725: The Pirates of Fort Taylor Key West
1690s: Military Muster at Castillo San Luis Tallahassee
Late 1700s: The Living Village of Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Big Cypress Seminole Reservation
1835: The Dade Battle Bushnell
1864: The Battle of Olustee Baker County
1870: A Cane Boil at Morningside Farm Gainesville
1898: A Spanish-American War Event Fernandina Beach
1945: VE Day in Florida The Villages
2025: The Zero-G Flights Cape Kennedy
est. 2050: Jules Undersea Lodge Key Largo