New Smyrna Beach

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Overview
In 1768, Scottish physician Andrew Turnbull arrived in Florida with more than 1,200 indentured servants. He and his partners dreamed of establishing a plantation settlement that would make them wealthy. Despite some successes, New Smyrna was not the financial windfall they had hoped for, and after only nine years, the settlement failed. Disgruntled workers appealed to East Florida governor Patrick Tonyn, who granted them their freedom. Many of the now free settlers took residence in St. Augustine. In the succeeding years, New Smyrna has seen Civil War skirmishes, the addition of "Beach" to its name, a merger with Coronado Beach, the rise and fall of the rail industry, and a marked increase in local and out-of-state tourism. The "World's Safest Bathing Beach" is no longer a local secret.
Details
ISBN: 9781467117463
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Florida
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Robert Redd is the executive director for the New Smyrna Museum of History. He is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. While the majority of images in this book are from his collection, contributions from community members have augmented this volume.