Native Americans

Native Americans

Of the 331,449,281 people in the United States counted in the 2020 census, 9.7 million or 2.9 percent of the U.S. population registered as Native Americans. Most live on designated reservations. These people are the first Americans. They are proud of their country,...
The Howey Mansion

The Howey Mansion

I joined a group from the American Association of University women for a tour of The Howey Mansion at Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida about an hour drive from The Villages, where I live. We gathered at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, joined together in a caravan and met...
Royal

Royal

I joined thirty ladies of the National Society of Daughters of the Union on a field trip to Royal, one of Florida’s oldest African American communities, fifteen minutes’ drive from The Villages, Florida. We drove up to a fenced area with an historic marker...
Ridge Live Steamers

Ridge Live Steamers

Remember the days of steam locomotives, coal smoke, distant whistles in the night, the snorting of a mighty engine pulling a heavy train out of the station? Those days are alive today… in miniature… at Ridge Live Steamers RLS in Dundee Florida. The trains are 1/8”...