River of the Golden Ibis (2020)

River of the Golden Ibis Gloria Jahoda River of the Golden Ibis A beautifully written informal account of the Tampa Bay region Library Journal A colorful history of Tampa Bay the Hillsborough River which flows into it and the cities of Tampa and St Petersburg t
  • Title: River of the Golden Ibis
  • Author: Gloria Jahoda
  • ISBN: 9780813017891
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
River of the Golden Ibis Gloria Jahoda A beautifully written informal account of the Tampa Bay region Library Journal A colorful history of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough River which flows into it, and the cities of Tampa and St Petersburg, together with their smaller satellite communities Publishers Weekly From its idyllic source in the Green Swamp, the Hillsborough River winds past columns of cypress and A beautifully written informal account of the Tampa Bay region Library Journal A colorful history of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough River which flows into it, and the cities of Tampa and St Petersburg, together with their smaller satellite communities Publishers Weekly From its idyllic source in the Green Swamp, the Hillsborough River winds past columns of cypress and matted shrubs and opens into Tampa Bay, part of Florida s urbanized, publicized western Suncoast The river is not a long one, but the size of its legend in contemporary America is far reaching.Many factors have made the area special its natural history its successive waves of immigrants its wars, booms, and depressions The cigar industry, banana exporting, cattle raising, fishing, and retirement have attracted many settlers in search of the Golden Ibis All too often the vision has proved elusive, but for some, like Henry Plant and Doc Webb, the spectacular was possible For others, like the Seminoles, a way of life ended In a narrative that is as exciting to read as it is historically compelling, Gloria Jahoda traces the Hillsborough River s origin to prehistoric times, chronicles the arrivals of the conquistadores, the missionaries, and the marauders greedy for civilizing and for treasure, and points out how 20th century ambitions threaten to destroy the environment as surely as earlier encroachment annihilated native peoples.Gloria Jahoda, who lived in Tallahassee, Florida, was the author of The Other Florida, The Road to Samarkand, and the novels Annie and Delilah s Mountain She died in 1980 River of the Golden Ibis was originally published in 1973.
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One thought on “River of the Golden Ibis

  1. Carl

    Highly informative, well written, enjoyable history of the Hillsborough River the River of the Golden Ibis the Tampa Bay area Sincere thanks go to Judi Brueggeman of the banks of the Hillsborough for the recommendation Begins only a very short time after god created the heavens the earth traces the geology, natural ndowment, wildlife, successive aggregations of human inhabitants their activities Names names from the mightly celebrated to the obscure including passers thru Based on my own limited [...]

  2. Wally II

    Having been born raised in the area I really enjoyed the book If i hadn t been I d still enjoy it but I d probably drop the rating a star.

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