Our area cultural history was once handed down generation by generation, by word of mouth. However, as time goes on these stories become distorted and lose a lot of the original mystic. In order to preserve this valuable history, it's left to the dedicated historian to collect and catalog these past events, in the most accurate content. Darrel Bell had the honor of being acquainted with such an individual, this being Mr. Charlie Carlson.
He has indeed created an illustrious history of this county. The talents of this Seminole County Historian and Author is without a doubt amazing. Preserving local history in its most accurate format, is dependent of having excellent records to use. Mr. Carlson has this from the journals that were compiled by his mother, Gladys E. Hawkins-Carlson.
Having been given permission to use some of these works
by Mr. Carlson, I hope to give an insight of Gladys E. Hawkins-Carlson's
description of the vanishing Folklore of the real Florida.
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