Back when I was at school, my class would go on field trips almost every year to Uncle Donald's Farm (as many would call it now).
But after learning beforehand, I realized this was the original ancestral town that lead up to Eustis Florida, built in 1969(the year Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012, went to the Moon).
In 1876, General Eustis, prominent in the Seminole Wars, had skirmished with the Indians on the south shore, near present-day Tavares, Florida. In 1877, A.S. Pendry homesteaded and set out a citrus grove. In 1877 he opened the Ocklawaha Hotel. In 1878, Towards the end of the Seminole Wars, General Eustis ordered everyone to built a flatts smalltown just east of The Villages, known as Eustis Flatts (later named Uncle Donald's Farm), for residence and survival aid. But Uncle Donald didn't like the idea at first, so he and his group started a fight that later settled and his team accepted the idea of the same place. Then 91 years later, in 1969, around the time NASA put Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, it was then that in honor of General Eustis, people would build what we now have is the city of Eustis. But the original ancestor site didn't have enough room, so after finding more room approximately 20 miles southeast of The Villages, Eustis was built. The City of Bright Tomorrows.
Today, Eustis Flatts, known as Uncle Donald's Farm, is a historic landmark and tourist attraction for those who enter and explore the History of Eustis.
Since 2017, it is 139 years old, and modern-city Eustis Fl, is 48 years old.