Back in Time… Exploring an Old Homestead Site in The Green Swamp

I hope you like this post by Florida Trailblazer Joe Dunn. He is great at finding “forgotten” Florida History on public land

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Painted Sign at Homestead Site Painted Sign at Homestead Site

Let’s take a trip back in time… To an old homestead I found in The Green Swamp where I felt like I was transported back to another time. When homesteaders lived here by an old railroad grade in the early to mid-1900’s.

When I first discovered this place I saw a really nice painted sign at the site depicting what the area had looked like at one time. I saw a couple of abandoned vehicles by an area where they must’ve kept livestock. I searched around extensively and could tell that this was a large property as I found lots of remnants scattered about.

It took me sometime to find the ruins still left from the homestead. Those were in the woods by the vehicles it was just heavily overgrown back there which makes them hard to see at first. I found an old forest…

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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