September 15: Kirk Munroe
On this date in 1850, Kirk Munroe was born. Munroe was an outdoorsman who wrote adventure books for children.
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The Flamingo Feather
In this adventure story, Rene De Veaux’s parents die, so Rene goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be setting out on an exploration of the new world. Audiobook and PDFs of each chapter available on the Lit2Go website.
Wakulla, A Story of Adventure in Florida
In this adventure story, Mark and Ruth’s parents sell their plantation and move to Florida. The children have many adventures in their new home state. Audiobook and PDFs of each chapter available on the Lit2Go website.
Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades
Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades is a story about young boys who cruise through the Florida Everglades in search of adventure in the late 1800s. Audiobook and PDFs of each chapter available from the Lit2Go website.
Alligator Hunting with Seminoles
Jean Ribault Claims Florida for France
This two-page PDF Florida provides historical background information for the setting of the fictional novel, The Flamingo Feather. From the “Florida Then and Now” series on the Exploring Florida website.
Engravings of Native Peoples in Florida
These drawings from over 450 years ago show the Native Peoples mentioned in The Flamingo Feather and Fort Caroline. The “drawings” we study today are actually copies that a European engraver made for publication. Illustrations from the Exploring Florida website.
Over a hundred photos of the reconstructed Fort Caroline Fort Caroline will help you picture the setting for The Flamingo Feather. Photo gallery from the ClipPix ETC website.
VR from Center of Fort Caroline
Virtual reality from within the reconstructed Fort Caroline. From the ClipVR ETC website.
Map of French Huguenot Settlements
Over 1,400 photographs of the Florida Everglades from the ClipPix ETC website will help you picture the setting for both Canoemates and Alligator Hunting.
Map of Indian Hunting Grounds in South Florida, 1859
Map showing the extent of the “Indian Hunting Ground” in what is now Everglades National Park, from the Exploring Florida Maps website.
Monroe County Maps
Ninety historic maps of Monroe County (containing much of the Everglades) to use while reading Canoemates and Alligator Hunting. Maps from the Exploring Florida Maps website.
Wakulla County Maps
Over 70 historic maps of Wakulla County to use while reading Wakulla, A Story of Adventure in Florida. Maps from the Exploring Florida Maps website.
Photo of the Wakulla River from a gallery of photos of San Marcos de Apalachee on the Exploring Florida website.