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…

Henry B. Plant was named the “King of Florida” in Success magazine in 1898 because of the growth and prosperity he brought to the state of Florida. The outbreak of the Civil War provided Plant with an opportunity to buy out the southern lines…