Ponte Vedra Beach: A History

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Shaped by a mix of cultures ranging from early Spanish settlers in the 1500s to invading golfers in the 1980s, Ponte Vedra Beach has a rich and unique history. Ponte Vedra was home to pre-Columbian natives, Timucuan Indian warriors, the Spanish who settled historic Diego, Scottish outlaws, Palm Valley moonshiners and the employees of the National Lead Company who created a nine-hole company golf course that would later become the world-famous Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Further developed by visionary real estate investors, what was once a sleepy, twenty-eight-mile stretch of beach is now known as Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live in Florida" and is named among the top fifty places to live in the United States.
ISBN: 9781596294417
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Brief History
Images: 51
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Maurice Robinson was transferred from Richmond, Virginia, to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in 1993, as an accountant with CSX Corporation. He retired in 2003 after thirty-five years. Born in Virginia, he holds a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and has completed classes at the University of North Florida. His interests focus on North Florida and especially the First Coast topics in St. Johns County, Florida. He now resides with his wife in historic Midlothian, Virginia.