Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Year 2013 Ends

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Happy New Year to Everyone!

At midnight the bells will ring in the New Year.   This year has been good, but now it’s time to move forward with new resolutions and goals for 2014!

Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 31, 2013

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December 31, 2013 · 4:13 pm

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas ~ 2013

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Snow Mountain and Christmas 2013-3Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 15, 2013

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December 15, 2013 · 2:15 pm

History, Sugar Mill Ruins

This week I had the opportunity to visit the site of the Sugar Mill Ruins where sugar was made by the settlers before the Seminole Indians living in Florida burned it down in 1835.

Florida Sugar Mill Plantation-5

About the only thing left are the walls and the details surrounding what happened when the making of sugar was a risky business one hundred fifty years ago.

Dunlathon Sugar Mill Gardens in Florida (5)

The machinery for this business was then “moved near the river” where the mill was rebuilt. The Seminole Indians also burned this Sugar Mill down, thus leaving only these historical traces of its existence preserved for future generations to visit. Today, this second place is known as the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange, Florida.

Note: Coquina  (Florida’s native stone) was the building block for the Sugar Mill.

Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 6, 2013

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December 6, 2013 · 9:45 pm