Monday, March 11, 2013

Free Pass Fridays Answer: March 8

During the British Period in Florida, from 1763 until 1783, the British government offered land grants to interested individuals in the new colony to start plantations. While the plantations produced a variety of substance crops (those grown for food) including rice and corn, the most successful cash crop (those grown to with the intention of making money) was indigo. The Guana Peninsula was home to a large indigo plantation owned by the first governor of British Florida, James Grant. For more information, check out UNF's Florida History Online.

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