A Guide to Historic Gainesville

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 188 pages
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Your guide to the people, places and events that made Gainesville the thriving city and educational center it is today. Gainesville, Florida, was established in the early 1850s in an area of Alachua County known for cotton farming, cattle and citrus. It soon became known for education, with many fine private schools. The arrival of the railroads made it a crossroads town that grew to be the state's fourth-largest city. The arrival in 1906 of what became the University of Florida gave Gainesville the major state-supported institution of higher education, and thereafter the city and the university were inextricably entwined. The city has grown to be a comfortable place to live, and the university is now one of the largest in the nation, with an international reputation for academics and sports.Local historian and UF Law School graduate Steve Rajtar leads you through the decades with words and pictures. An A-to-Z street guide is included to help you explore the historic homes, churches and other sites of historic Gainesville on your own.
 

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Contents

HIGHLIGHTS OF GAINESVILLE HISTORY
12
The 1840s
18
The 1860s
29
The 1870s
35
The 1890s
48
The 1900s
54
The 1920s
63
The 1930s
70
The 1950s
77
The 1970s
84
The 1990s
91
Bibliography
175
Index
181
About the Author
189
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Page 175 - ... Florida, 1828-1868. FLA. HIST. soc. QUAR., VII (Jan.-Apr.) 179-213, 291-329. [1076 These plantations were located a short distance from Tallahassee. Deals with a phase of the social and economic history of Florida and gives a picture of plantation life in that state in the period before the civil war. Buchholz, FW History of Alachua county, Florida, narrative and biographical. St. Augustine, Fla.: The Record co., printers. 430 p. illus. (maps), plates/ports.

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About the author (2007)

Steve Rajtar grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, came to Florida to go to college, earned degrees in mathematics, anthropology, law and taxation and decided to stay. The combination of a love of the outdoors and local history has resulted in his establishment of over 150 historical tour routes through the communities of Central Florida, which anyone can use to learn about the areas' histories. He also leads guided walks, bike rides and kayak trips of the communities as a leader with the Boy Scouts and the Florida Trail Association. His previous thirteen books deal with history and hiking.

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