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The Florida Legacy of Jake Summerlin: King of the Cattle Barons   

This presentation covers the life and times of the “King of the Crackers” Jake Summerlin. He was the most influential man in the state for the period that bridged from its last Spanish colonial days until the twilight of the 20th century. Summerlin pioneered and was the most prominent force in the cattle business which provided early Florida with the first plank in its economy. From fighting and negotiating with the Seminoles to settling family feuds to being a political “king maker,” Jake was a man of many talents. He donated the state’s first free public school, Orlando’s first Court House and established the first international telegraph service. Summerlin was Florida’s eighteen hundred’s giant.

The Florida Legacy of Jake Summerlin: King of the Cattle Barons   
Instructor:  DL Havlin
Course #: HIS207
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This class meets 1 time on:
Tu, 3/7/2023

Members: $8; General Public: $13

Location: LOH Suite 7
Seats Available: 34

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