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 was once an important ability for transporting either items and other people all through this burgeoning kingdom, and the nation of Florida was once no exception. given that Florida has ocean entry at the east, west, and south, and diverse waterways that serve the inner, the state’s improvement has been tremendously prompted via the rivers that wind via its appealing and sundry panorama. the folks and vessels that traveled those waters have been an essential component of the region’s economic system and participated within the frequently romanticized steamboat period. Of all Florida’s average waterways, the St. Johns River was once probably the simplest fitted to steamboat use, and the Ocklawaha River used to be considered one of its major tributaries. those beneficial river routes inspired the expansion and prosperity of such Florida cities as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina, and Palatka, and vacationer sights akin to Silver Springs.

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