After morning coffee and waking up, our first stop of the day was at McDonald to grab a quick breakfast. Nothing big, because tonight would be an all you can eat buttet!!! So we had a sausage breakfast burrito ( he had TWO) and a hash brown and continued on.............
To the Osceola County Pioneer Village.
The Tyson House - was built in 1882. The Tyson's were a farming family in Osceola Country. "This family had 11 children, and at one point 11 members of the family lived in the single room dwelling." !!! Makes you kind of appreciate what you have today!
Seminole Village After three wars with the Seminole Tribe..there were about a few hundred Seminols remained in the isolated areas of Osceola Country. Their dwellings are called chickees, an open round-log wood frame with a thatched gable roof, with a platform about 3 feet off the ground.Palmetto logs support the roof of thatched palmetto leaves.
This is the Cadman House - a very wealthy family who bought this home and lived there until 1980, with several additions over the years. Because of the fire stoves, the kitchens were always a separate building. Two bedrooms with a separate building "bunk house" for the boys.
Packing houses were very popular for the preparation and packing of citrus fruits to be shipped north by train. The bottom right is a sample school house.
Built in 1889 by the Lanier family, prominent ranchers in Osceola County. The Cracker House is defined by the center breezeway. House included a wash house, smokehouse, gardens, barns...........all essential to homesteader life in the 1800's" Rich on the breezeway...Me in the horse stall.