Author: floridafrontier

Hermann says: Alligators

The news has publicized attacks by alligators recently. The State of Florida has declared a two and a half month season for killing alligators. The gator hunters are going after the big males. Florida is an amazing piece of geography. Its deep geology is all African. Above that, the rock is limestone, sandstone and limy sandstone, layer upon layer. When…

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by Hermann Trappman

Cacique Tocobaga

Today we refer to the American Indians of the Central Gulf Coast of Florida as the Tocobaga. In truth we don’t know whether that name belongs to a leader, a city, a nationality, or to all three. It may simply mean “our revered,” a title. The Spanish were the first to record the name and they were always quick to…

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