Orlando, Florida: A Brief History

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Orlando is known internationally as a tourist destination, attracting fifty million visitors each year to its numerous resorts and parks. In all that excitement, it's easy to overlook the city's interesting past. In the 1800s, the area was embroiled in the Seminole Wars, and Fort Gatlin was constructed to shield citizens from attacks. Soon, a city grew around the fort. During the cowboy era, thousands of cattle, ranchers and cowboys crossed the central Florida terrain moving livestock. Those pioneers soon moved to farming, and Orlando became the center of the Florida citrus industry. Join author and historian James C. Clark as he reveals the remarkable history of one of the world's most popular destinations.
ISBN: 9781626191945
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Brief History
Images: 86
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jim Clark has a PhD in history from the University of Florida and is a lecturer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is a member of the board of advisors at the Orange County Historical Museum. Clark is the author of eight books on various historical topics.
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