History of Gadsden County Revealed in New Book

Local authors tell the story of the area through stunning, vintage images
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Feb. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Gadsden County from local authors David A. Gardner, Joseph F. Munroe and Dawn M. McMillan. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images chronicling the growth and change of this Florida county.

Gadsden County became Florida's fifth county in 1823, two years after the territory was formally acquired from Spain. Named for James Gadsden, the aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson, Gadsden County has attracted people for centuries.

From prehistoric Indian settlements and Spanish explorers to land acquisitions of the Forbes Purchase, the county has long been a magnet. Its mystique includes the "Coca-Cola Legend," shade tobacco and ties to two popular books about the South: Gone with the Wind and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Highlights of Gadsden County include:
•   First-hand accounts taken from the diaries and letters written in the 1800s and early 1900s by local residents.
•   Images of notable schools and churches of Gadsden County throughout time.
•   Gadsden County’s notable African American leaders who contributed greatly to the progression, education and culture of the region.
•   Historic images that demonstrate the connection between Gadsden County’s tobacco industry and transportation.
•   The unique relationship between Gadsden County and Coca-Cola.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.  

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