A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & The Southeast Florida Frontier  -     By: James D. Snyder
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A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & The Southeast Florida Frontier

Pharos Books / 2006 / Hardcover

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You can't miss the red tower when at Jupiter (Florida) Inlet. But many passers-by do miss the fact that the lighthouse is the beacon that showed early settlers the way to southeast Florida.

Just as the hilly confluence of two rivers was a trading and ceremonial center during 5,000 years of Indian life, the large dune drew a succession of Spanish, English, Seminole Indians and American soldiers. When the lighthouse was built there in 1860, it became the hub for hunters, surveyors, Civil War blockade runners, Union gunboats and pioneer farmers.

In A Light in the Wilderness, with 75 rare photos, maps and letters, author James D. Snyder tells how today's coastal strip of nearly 7 million residents began just a few generations ago when bears, panthers and alligators roamed and ruled.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Pharos Books
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0967520010
ISBN-13: 9780967520018
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Although nearly 7 million people live along the southeast Florida coast, scarcely three generations ago it was a wild, lawless frontier ruled by bears, snakes and alligators. But when a lighthouse was built at Jupiter Inlet in 1860, it became the hub for hunters, surveyors, Civil War blockade runners, Union gunboats and pioneer farmers. A Light in the Wilderness, with over seventy rare photos, maps and letters, tells how southeast Florida survived the catharsis of the Civil War, how the lighthouse at Jupiter drew the first families into its orbit, and how it became a key link in the steamboat-railroad path that led people to the Garden of Eden.

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