Clay County Kevin S. Hooper

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Published: May 12th 2004

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128 pages


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Clay County  by  Kevin S. Hooper

Clay County by Kevin S. Hooper
May 12th 2004 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: | 4.49 Mb

During the Civil War, Clay County, along with other parts of Florida, served as a resting place for convalescing Union soldiers, many of whom wrote home about the areas tropical winters and natural wonders. They returned after the war and becameMoreDuring the Civil War, Clay County, along with other parts of Florida, served as a resting place for convalescing Union soldiers, many of whom wrote home about the areas tropical winters and natural wonders. They returned after the war and became some of Floridas first tourists.

Soon, small boarding houses along the banks of the St. Johns River invited Northern residents to enjoy the balmy winter climate, while Green Cove Springs enticed thousands to its warm sulfur spring. At Magnolia, once a Union fortification, a large and prosperous hotel was constructed that housed almost 800 guests.

Clay County grew with the tourist industry and continued to develop with the farming community that later became Penney Farms and the Pennsylvania-settled town of Keystone Heights. These and other locations were captured by Isaac Haas, Clay Countys most prolific 19th-century photographer, who was born in Middleburg and is responsible for many of the images in this volume.



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