Hidden History of Ponte Vedra

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Ponte Vedra is well known for its beaches and world renowned for its PGA dream course, Sawgrass, but what did it look like before tourists flocked to the shores? How did Native Americans interact with the area before Spain's Ponce de Leon made his first landfall? How did Spanish rule shape the city? Join author Maurice Robinson on his journey through the hidden pages of Ponte Vedra history. Learn of America's first African fort, the community's first newspapers and the history of the city's unique Vicar's Landing. From pre-colonial beginnings to the development of Nocatee, these stories will show a side of Ponte Vedra rarely seen before.
ISBN: 9781609498153
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Hidden History
Images: 43
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (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.
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