46 4hours roll time
Great ride except for the crap on my bike and water bottle.
You know there are VIP's out there shooting game.-otersen
WTF are those?
I wasn't there because that would be tresspassing, but they look like old collums from the old Chaires plantation
That would be a fun ride, except, I bet doodoo would get all over your bike, water bottle and gloves. It would probably then turn to doodoo concrete and have to be chiseled off your bike. Those columns look huge!!!
Cool pictures. What is it, though?
The Verdura mansion was built on some of his 10,000 acres by Benjamin Chaires between 1821 and 1837; it burned down in 1885. He was instrumental in the early construction of Leon County, Jacksonville, and elsewhere while running a large plantation at this site. He owned many slaves and was recorded as the wealthiest planter and capitalist in Florida at the time of his death in 1838. The property eventually became part of St. Joe Paper Co. and now subleased as a hunt club (be careful during season! no dear-skin chamois!)It is likely the only undeveloped, unaltered, and un-investigated antebellum property in the South since only farming has taken place on site since its conflagration. A mention about upcoming archaeological work on the site will be held in the Martin House off of Lafayette St. Tuesday evening.
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