[ BOOKS ] ✮ A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier Author James D. Snyder – Thegreatwallonline.us

A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida FrontierAlthough 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.

[ BOOKS ] ✮ A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier Author James D. Snyder – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 287 pages
  • A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier
  • James D. Snyder
  • English
  • 19 June 2018
  • 9780967520018

15 thoughts on “A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier


  1. says:

    I am currently a docent tour guide at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum I picked this up to read because of that, but it got put off due to college related reading It got bumped to the top of my reading list because I needed a break from heavier works plus I agreed to give a presentation about the lighthouse s history on short notice although the presentation ended up not happening after all.This is the second book I ve read by James Snyder the first was Life and Death on the Loxahatchee The Story of Trapper Nelson I breezed through this book as the author is very readable and some of it was pretty interesting, fleshing out details about things I already partly knew Light in the Wilderness covers the origins and construction of the Jupiter Lighthouse, Civil War events in and around the Jupiter Inlet, and local history predominately about the lighthouse itself up through what the author considers the end of the wilderness the 1889 opening of the Celestial Railroad between Jupiter and Lake Worth Unless a sequel is planned to cover lighthouse history from 1890 onward, I feel that information should have been at least summarized in the epilogue.However, while the book is an easy read, the author s style here was a little odd Few books I read in...

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