Sangria & Stories: Florida Frontier Families

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Life on the frontier was multifaceted in rural Florida. Join author Madonna Wise as she pulls from her hundreds of interviews to provide an interactive program on rural life in mid-Florida in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Each participant will be assigned the name of a figure of significance for a hands-on and unique look at their contribution. Vintage photos from numerous collections will be featured. Included among the major highlights many unknown random facts:

· Known for Singing, this community hosted a singing convention every fifth Sunday with ‘Dinner on the ground.’ When times were lean, moonshining, gator-hunting, charcoal production, and rattlesnake harvesting were fall back skills. (Wesley Chapel)

· Captain Howard Jeffries recruited retired Union Civil War Veterans from across the U.S. to form a retirement community in 1909 in the confederate south? (Zephyrhills)

· Home of both the largest public and private citrus plants in the world during the twentieth century, this county seat also was home to a German Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. (Dade City)

Madonna is the author of nine books and a retired educator. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Program includes a glass of Columbia Restaurant sangria, garage parking and gallery presentation.
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By: Tampa Bay History Center

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