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Author Name    Andersen, Lars

Title   Payne's Prairie: A History of the Great Savanna

Binding   Cloth & Boards

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Near Fine

Edition   First Edition Stated

Size   8vo--8.75 in Tall

Publisher   Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press 2001

ISBN Number    1561642258 / 9781561642250

Seller ID   009370

156 pp. with bibliography, index, historical photos, b&w illustrations. Nearly new, sticker glue remains on rear panel of dust jacket. No markings. A natural and political history of a large grassland basin south of Gainesville, Florida, now a conservation area.

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- Paynes Prairie's huge basin was formed when a number of sinkholes formed close to each other and eventually merged
- Located south of Gainesville, the Praire played on important role in much of the early settlement and development of north central Florida
- Generations of Indians lived, hunted, won and lost wars, and died on Paynes Prairie
- William Bartram wrote of the franquility and beauty of the area; some of that beauty has been destroyed in the name of progress
- Although the Prairie will never return to its unspolled state, there is reason to hope that Floridians can undo some of the damage their predecessors left now that the Prairie is a nature sanctuary

Florida. History. Gainesville. Indian. Conservation.

Price = 12.50 USD

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