For centuries, Florida's natural resources and scenic quality has made it a very attractive target for attack and invasion by outsiders. Consequently, Florida's first settlers build numerous forts to defend the thousands of miles of Florida coastline. Today, these fortifications have become the tourist attractions, as tourists and visitors abroad hope to learn more about the culture and strategies of the fort builders. The book is divided into three eras of forts, those built during the Colonial era, those built during the Seminole Wars, and those built around the Civil War. Behind each and every fort is a story, and A History of Florida Forts serves as the storyteller.
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