Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Anersonville or Camp Sumter as it was officialy know, was one of the largest Confederate military prison estabished during the Civil War. Built in 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners kept in and around Richmond, Va, to a place of greater security. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Some 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure.
A beautiful Spring day for touring Bellingrath. Bellingrath home was completed in 1935 after the gardens had been established. The Bellingraths made their millions by starting one of the 1st Coke bottling franchises in the USA.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Entrance to Highlands Hammock Florida State Park, Sebring, FL, a photo of a black vulture "rookery" and a large white Egret out hunting for lunch in the Hammock and lastly, our campsite. We came at the right time as lots of folks including many of the volunteers were starting to wrap up the season and head home.
One of the many board walks through the park areas, a "momma" gator and her baby as seen along the walkway and a flowering plant and last - the statue to the Civilian Conservation Corps ( CCC ) that built this and many other state parks througout the nation.