Along the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers (Images of America) by Edward A. Mueller

By Edward A. Mueller

within the early days of the 19th century, water used to be an important capacity for transporting either items and folks all through this burgeoning country, and the nation of Florida used to be no exception. considering the fact that Florida has ocean entry at the east, west, and south, and various waterways that serve the internal, the state’s improvement has been vastly encouraged through the rivers that wind via its attractive and sundry panorama. the folks and vessels that traveled those waters have been a vital part of the region’s economic climate and participated within the frequently romanticized steamboat period. Of all Florida’s traditional waterways, the St. Johns River used to be possibly the simplest suited to steamboat use, and the Ocklawaha River used to be considered one of its major tributaries. those worthy river routes inspired the expansion and prosperity of such Florida cities as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina, and Palatka, and vacationer sights corresponding to Silver Springs.

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