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Patricia Shipp Lieb; published by Twilight Times Books, Solstice Publishing, Xlibris Press and Amazon Kindle.

 I like lots of space; photography, writing, reading, diddling around on the computer, playing Poker, spending time with family and friends, walking on the beach, and hiking through the woods. Author of: The Adventures of a Squirrel Named Peanut, Twilight Times Books; My Eighteenth Birthday, 1960 suspense-adventure; Solstice; Danger In The Cliffs, Solstice; Saying I Love You, poetry on Amazon's Kindle; The original version of Murders In The Swampland is available in hard-back books from Xlibris.com; Murders in the Swampland (third edition, updated) true crime now on Amazon Kindle.   

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historical State Park
in Citrus County, West Central Florida.
The oldest standing historic structure
in Citrus County.
Located in Homosassa, Florida
This park is the
National Gold Medal Winner
for  Florida State Parks; and is listed on
National Register of Historic Places.

Open 365 days a year, no entrance fee,
 all plants,
animals and park property are protected.

David Levy Yulee arrived in the territory of Florida from from his homeland of St. Thomas in 1817 at the age of 7-years-old with his "prosperous" business-man father,
Yulee, at age 9, attended a private school in Virginia and later "read law" in St. Augustine. He became a member of Florida's first constitution convention in 1838-39 and was elected a a territorial delegate to the Congress in 1841.
Yulee moved to his 5,100-acre plantation near the Homosassa River called Margarita; built Florida's first railroad that ran from Fernandina Beach to Cedar Key.
Yulee's mill served as a supplier of sugar products for Southern troops during the Civil War.
A Union naval force burned Yulee's home to the ground in May 1864. Yulee was accused of treason and was imprisoned briefly. Ulysses Grant ordered he be freed; at which time he resumed his railroad interests. Yulee died in New York in 1886.

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