Here I'll cover events of my family, my travels, and items of interest I come across while researching my family history.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Turnbull Palace Foundation
Here's a quick, fun stop in downtown New Smyrna Beaach. Located near the river are the foundation remains of the Turnbull Palace. The giant cocquinqa structure was begun in 1770 but was never finished as the New Smyrna colony disintigrated in 1777. The foundation was used for several structures several of which were destroyed by indians and now is a tourist spot. Located in downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL the grounds are free and can take anywhere from maybe 5 minutes to half an hour. Take U.S. 1 south to Canal Street and turn left. Take Canal to Riverside and turn left and you will drive by the park. Not worth a special trip but well worth seeing if you are in the area.
In case you are wondering the cute one in the photo at the top is my dog Finley. He's not even a year yet and weighs 73 pounds.
Welcome to my Civil War blog! Here I will discuss all things Civil War with the ocassional odd ball article thrown in for good measure. My main focus will be book and magazine reviews.
I earned a B.A. in American Studies from Stetson University. My hope is to be able to return to school and further my formal education in the field of history with a focus on the Civil War.