The 114 acres of land that now make up Chinsegut Hill and its surrounding preserve were first owned by a Colonel Pearson in 1842. Ten years later Pearson sold the property and the home he had built there to Colonel Francis N. Ederington. Ederington’…

In 1946, Newton Perry and a group of investors made the decision to use Weeki Wachee as the site for their new attraction. Perry had previously been in the U.S. Navy and had experience training Navy Frogmen. This experience would lend itself well to…

In 1852, the Armed Occupation Act proposed a deal: families were encouraged to go to Florida, build a dwelling and farm on the land, then after 5 years the government would officially sign the land over to you. As seen on an 1847 land survey, the…