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Though the WPA field workers included extensive citations for the factual information contained in these county histories, it should be noted that these historical narratives were produced in the 1930s by federal government employees, and might reflect the inherent social biases of the era.
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Warberg, of Hamburg, Germany, began the settlement of this tract. Levy’s operations continued in other parts of the State where he also acquired land. He was one of Florida’s initial empire builders.
His son, David, born at St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, in 1811, was educated in Virginia. He became a distinguished lawyer and a brilliant speaker. He was a leading spirit when the St. Joseph Convention met in December, 1838, to adopt the constitution for the proposed State of Florida. He was elected a delegate to Congress from this Territory for the years 1841-1845. When Florida was admitted to Statehood, its Legislature authorized him to resume his old family name of Yulee, it having been abandoned by his [grandparents] for political reasons.
From 1845 to 1851, and from 1855 to 1861, he was United States Senator from Florida, resigning finally to join the [confederacy]. He was active in the building and operation of the railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key, known for many years as “Yulee’s Road”, and subsequently as the Florida Central and Peninsular, now a part of the Seaboard Air Line system.
During the administration of Governor Duval in 1824, opportunities of buying, or acquiring by occupation, the rich lands, caused the tide of immigration to sweep into this County. A mail route from Picolata to Orange Springs and Micanopy, the outpost settlement had been established. From Jacksonville, boats came up Black Creek to Middleburg, whence coach lines went to Tallahassee, by way of Newnansville, Madison and Monti -
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Works Progress Administration, Historical Records Survey. Alachua County History. 1939 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/321073>, accessed 9 December 2021.
Works Progress Administration, Historical Records Survey. Alachua County History. 1939 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/321073>.
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