A Haunted History of Pasco County

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In a land occupied for thousands of years, mystery and unrest linger. Anguished soldierly figures dot the landscape of Pasco County, from the doomed march of Major Dade and his haunted hill to the ghost of Captain Jeffries standing watch over his homestead in Zephyrhills. A pair of spirits drifts about near a Dade City pond, perhaps the brother and sister cut down during the infamous Bradley Massacre. Echoes of the once rugged frontier rebound from the Ellis-Gillett feud, vigilantism and Sheriff Bart’s justice. Obliterating the mounds of indigenous people cast an ever-present and ominous tone over sacred grounds throughout the county. Author Madonna Wise shares ethereal accounts of the Meighan Theatre, the treacherous Road to Nowhere, the Edwinola Hotel and more.
ISBN: 9781467146814
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Haunted America
Images: 80
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Madonna Jervis Wise delights in writing and riding. She is a lifelong historian and genealogist. She served as a school principal, teacher, counselor and district school administrator in three Florida school districts. With a BA from Taylor University in history and an MS from the University of South Florida in counselor education and school administration, she holds credentials as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Grant Institute Certification in Florida. Her recent release, A Haunted History of Pasco County, represents her first venture into a new genre; however, her writing has been diverse, from curriculums and federal grants in academia to published fiction, nonfiction, historical accounts and newspaper journalism. She has previously authored numerous books, including three local Florida histories for Arcadia Publishing. Madonna enjoys researching family history with her husband, Ernest, also an educator. She is an accomplished equestrian and can often be found on the trail on her beloved Paint/Pinto, Saltwater Cowboy, and she savors time with her own three adult children, J. Jervis Wise, Esq.; Mamie V.J. Wise, Esq.; and Rachel Beth Wise, as well as her glorious grandchildren.