Along the Wekiva River

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Meandering through Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties, this "purest form of Central Florida nature," as described by one of its champions, is also bordered by some of the region's most densely populated suburban sprawl. The Wekiva River makes up some of the best protected waters in the state with laws designed for its preservation, as it is recognized as a regional "jewel" and a resource worth saving in public trust as parks, preserves, and forests. Today visitors who paddle, boat, and hike here discover a sanctuary that seems unchanged since its earliest history, when ancient tribes piled fresh water shells, sand, bone, and pot shards to create midden mounds, and when Clay Springs and other early settlements helped draw river traffic and railroads hauled out its forest products. Its cooling springs have provided recreation for generation after generation.
ISBN: 9780738566023
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Images of America: Along the Wekiva River is a collaboration of Central Florida historian Jim Robison and creative nonfiction writer and filmmaker Bill Belleville to carry on the mission of the Friends of the Wekiva River, Inc. FOWR, a nonprofit organization, has championed the protection of the Wekiva since the early 1980s and shares in the royalties and other benefits from book sales. Presenting 200 images of people, artifacts, and places by the river system, Along the Wekiva River brings history to life and chronicles major events in the river's heritage.
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