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Palmetto Leaves

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After the Civil War, Harriet and her husband Charles bought an Orange Plantation in Mandarin, on the upper east coast of Florida, where they lived during the winter months. Over the years they expanded their cottage to accommodate many guests (now a museum open to the public). They opened schools to educate and churches to care for the recently freed negros pouring into Florida seeking refuge and opportunity. These charming essays, each describing a largely undeveloped rural land, became one of the first travel guides written about Florida and stimulated the first boom of tourism and residential development to that area. Stow describes its waterways, flora and fauna, the generosity of the people, the lush abundance of flowers, farmer's efforts to develop crops, Negro relations with whites, correspondence with famous persons, etc. - Summary by Michele Fry (5 hr 18 min)

Chapters

01 Nobody's Dog

14:36

Read by Michele Fry

02 A Flowery January In Florida

9:51

Read by Kevin Callon Boyle

03 The Wrong Side Of The Tapestry

13:56

Read by Kevin Callon Boyle

04 A Letter To The Girls

12:29

Read by Eva Davis

05 A Water-Coach, And A Ride In It

16:38

Read by Kevin Callon Boyle

06 Picknicking Up Julington

17:56

Read by BettyB

07 Magnolia

9:32

Read by BettyB

08 Yellow Jessamines

19:34

Read by Twinkle

09 "Florida For Invalids"

18:36

Read by Tom Penn

10 Swamps And Orange Trees

10:56

Read by BettyB

11 Letter-Writing

13:26

Read by Larry Wilson

12 Magnolia Week

13:56

Read by BettyB

13 Buying Land In Florida

9:18

Read by BettyB

14 Our Experience In Crops

9:19

Read by BettyB

15 May In Florida

9:38

Read by BettyB

16 St. Augustine

18:50

Read by BettyB

17 Our Neighbor Over The Way

24:34

Read by Sheila

18 The Grand Tour Up River

23:25

Read by John

19 Old Cudjo And The Angel

12:46

Read by John

20 The Laborers Of The South

39:16

Read by Michele Fry