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
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.
- 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.