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Michelle Kirby Women of Tallahassee during the 1860s.

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1 Michelle Kirby Women of Tallahassee during the 1860s

2 Stylized South

3 Plantations in North Florida  Plantations in Leon County Plantations in Leon County Plantations of Leon County in 1860 During the 1820s through 1850s, Leon County attracted planters from Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, and North/South Carolina to its fertile soils and long growing season. Up until the early stages of the Civil War, Leon County was the 5th largest producer of cotton between all counties in Georgia and Florida.

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5 Orchard Pond Plantation  According to data in the United States Census of 1860, Call  was the third-largest slaveholder in Leon County.  Call began to concentrate on agricultural experiments such  as Florida hemp and livestock improvements.hemp

6 Orchard Pond

7 Ellen Call Long – The Tallahassee Girl

8 The Grove

9 May Day at the Grove 1960

10 The Grove Today

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12 Susan Branch Hopkins

13 Goodwood Today

14 Susan Branch Bradford Eppes Born: March 8, 1846 Pine Hill Plantation Mother of 6 Author “Through Some Eventful Years” “Verses from Florida” Died: July 2, 1942

15 Eppes driving a car

16 Susan Bradford Eppes

17 Pinewood Plantation

18 Women making snowballs (Florida Memory)


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