On April 29, 2014 into April 30, 2014 the city of Pensacola was hit with a massive storm. The total amount of rainfall hit 27 inches during this storm. It knocked out power across the city, damaged houses, left people stranded, and took out many of the roads here in Pensacola. It is devastating to say … Continue reading Prayers For Pensacola After The Storm
The Timucuans, Florida’s First People
This is interesting! I enjoy reading about history and learning more about the places around us….
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Florida’s First People
Today’s Blog is about one of the very earliest residents of Florida, the Timucuan Indians.
It is pronounced, tee-MOO-qua.
Our home here in Central Florida is on land where these Ancient people once lived.
The St. John’s River, which flows from South to North, not far from us, was of great historical importance to the Timucuans and several other local tribes here in Central Florida.
The Timucuans, were a rather tall, and slim race of Native people, who lived in this area, in the 1500’s and were estimated to number between 50,000 to 200,000 at the time.
But, by 1700, thanks to the diseases brought by the invading Spanish, their numbers had dwindled down to around 1,000.
By 1800, they were considered to be likely completely eliminated or extinct.
Interbreeding with the “ invaders” was the final blow to these once thriving Native people…
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Beach Sunset Panorama
One has to wonder if sunsets have always been like this throughout the ages. Did jesus enjoy such sights ?
I don’t know, but we’re lucky to be able to see such things.
This one is 9 photos painstakingly and lovingly weaved together to form one beauty of a photo with Photoshop Photomerge.
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2014