Inspired by a photograph that hung in the Orange County Courthouse in the 1940s, Joe Akerman, Jr and his son J. Mark Akerman delve into the life of Jacob Summerlin, "the epitome of a cracker cattleman." Their biography provides insight into Summerlin's life and a broader scope of Florida history.
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