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



➧ [Ebook] ➢ A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier By James D. Snyder ➲ – E17streets4all.co.uk Although nearly 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 b in the Epub Ù Although nearlymillion 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 , 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 A Light Kindle - 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.A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier

in the Epub Ù James D Snyder, author of the newly released Amelia s Gold, has won numerous awards for historical fiction novels ranging from the genesis of Christianity to the Spanish discovery of Florida to the story of a young woman caught up in high stakes blockade running during the Civil War The common thread among them, he says, is an effort to help the reader grasp the essence A Light Kindle - of a dramatic historical period through the lives of individuals who lived through it In Amelia s Gold, the sheltered daughter of a Savannah merchant finds herself escorting a shipment of family gold, only to be thrust into political intrigue and physical danger The challenges ahead reshape her life and its purpose In addition to his novels, author Snyder writes and speaks about the colorful history surrounding Light in the PDF/EPUB ç his home on the Loxahatchee River in South Florida Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee is a pictorial history of Jupiter Tequesta, FL while Black Gold and Silver Sands describes the hard scrabble beginnings of Palm Beach county A Trip Down the Loxahatchee shows the river s beauty through the eyes of painters and photographers Life and Death on the Loxahatchee tells the story of a larger than life Tarzan who fascinated locals until his mysterious death A Light in the Wilderness shows how a lone lighthouse in forlorn Jupiter became the magnet that drew a throng of early settlers Jim Snyder has been a writer and editor since graduating from Northwestern University s Medill School of Journalism and The George Washington University graduate school of political science Beginning in the s he founded what would become the largest independent Washington news bureau for business and medical magazines In it became Enterprise Communications Inc with its own magazines and trade shows In , when the company was sold to Thomson Reuters Corp Snyder was able to pursue a second career as author historian Today he is also active in several organizations to protect the Loxahatchee River and its rich history.

A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet
    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader Jupiter Inlet in , 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 A Light Kindle - 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 287 pages
  • A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & the Southeast Florida Frontier
  • James D. Snyder
  • English
  • 11 October 2018
  • 0967520010

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

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    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 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 include so many sentences ending in question marks and surely none include so many one sentence paragraphs conversations in fiction books excluded The author may be too accepting of some anecdotal stories as facts The book also ends with a bizarre epilogue involving spiritualists and psychics which, despite their sincerity, strain credibility

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