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.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT