Jacob Mansberger rode his bike from Pennsylvania to Florida in 1927. In the evening, he stopped at farmhouses offering work in exchange for food and a place to sleep. He built the shack you see him leaning on upon his arrival. After a year or so he gave his bike and make-shift cabin to a homeless man and headed home to Pennsylvania with his working crew.....great story, nice adventure. Tampa Florida, Farmhouse Offering, The Shack, History Vintage, Vintage Bikes, Vintage Wardrobe, History Stuff, Offering Work, 1920S History
Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.
Belle Gunness ..In the early morning of April 28, 1908, the Gunness farmhouse burned to the ground. The Gunness children were found in the ashes of the home, as well as the body of a headless woman.The LaPorte County Sheriff began to further investigate the fire and Belle's relations with out-of-town men. The investigation turned into a national sensation, as numerous bodies were soon found to be buried on Belle's farm.It has been estimated that Belle may have buried forty men on the farm..
Portrait of Julia Tuttle: Miami, Florida Date: ca. 1890 General Note: A landowner and developer, Tuttle bought a square mile of land at the mouth of the Miami River, more than half of which she donated to induce others to settle there. She is credited with having prompted Henry M. Flagler to consider extending the Florida East Coast Railway to Miami. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 1984.