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History of Florida: From its Discovery by Ponce de Leon in 1512 to the Close of the Florida War in 1842

By: George R. Fairbanks

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1871, 2004)

Seller ID: F2280

ISBN: 0788422804

Condition: 360 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1871, 2004), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 360 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Originally printed in 1871, this work allows the reader an interesting look at the history of Florida prior to the American Civil War from the viewpoint of one living in the 1870s. Comprised of twenty-three chapters, Fairbanks provides details of Florida's volatile early history up to the close of the Florida War. The topics discussed include: the Discovery of Florida, the Expedition of Hernando de Soto, Huguenot Settlements at Charles Fort under Ribaut, Spanish expedition of Menendez to expel the Huguenots, and Massacre of the Garrison, Attack on St. Augustine by Sir Francis Drake, Establishm... View more info

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The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, Founded A.D. 1565. Comprising Some of the Most Interesting Portions of the Early History of Florida

By: George R. Fairbanks

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1858)

Seller ID: F2253

ISBN: 0788422537

Condition: 221 pages, (1858), 2003, paper, index, 221 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A fascinating historical narrative, this work focuses on the oldest European colonized city in the United States. To give the reader a clearer idea of the antiquity of the city of St. Augustine, at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, this city was already 300 years old. This book looks at the city from its first sighting by Juan Ponce de Leon to when it became part of the United States in 1821 up to the mid-1800s. Some of the topics covered include: Ribault, Laudonniere and Menendez, Settlements of the Huguenots and foundation of St. Augustine, the Attack on Fort Caroline (San Matteo), ... View more info