Wheres' Waverly, Florida?

by Irene J. Dumas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781698710921
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781698710914

About the Book

The small district of Waverly is one of the original districts of the producers of citrus products. Early history of Waverly tells of the times Rough and Ready, Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States traveled through Waverly while chasing Seminole Indians throughout the wilderness of Florida during the 1830ā€™sā€™ The community was started by the Indians and the crossing place attracted scouts, hunters, lumbermen, pioneers, homesteaders, cattlemen and cowboys. The book tells about how Waverly accomplished being considered a community and establishing its name; at first the early setters wanted to name it Buffalo after the small road that Zachery Taylor and his troops made; a washboard road made out of pine trees to cross. It was called Buffalo Ford. The Department of the Post Office in Florida said no, because they already had a road in Florida named Buffalo Bluff

About the Author

Irene Jean Dumas (May 1, 1938- ) is the daughter of Philip Albert Dumas and Julia Krajcsovics Dumas. Irene had a formal education and excelled in history, her favorite. Although the family could not afford her a college education, Irene continued hers studies in history. In 2004 she turned her hands to writing the history of veterans, accomplishing interviewing over 180 veterans. The books are written in three volumes and have been published by Trafford. Irene also enjoys needle work for a past time. The one thing she misses is roller skating, that she had to give up three years ago. Irene is the mother of five children by her first husband, William Reiner Hay, together they had four sons, William, Timothy, Robert and Daniel, a daughter, Irene J. Hay Ayrer. Her first husband passed away in Feb. 1992 from cancer. Irene remarried in 2012 to Kenneth Douglas Gammon, her second passed away in March of 2021. Irene was employed by the Department of Environmental Protection