for Florida History welcomes
Author Canter Brown, Jr. will talk and sign
copies of his new book on Polk Countys history
(Nov. 28, 2001) - Florida Southerns Center for Florida History
welcomes historian and author Canter Brown, Jr., for a discussion
and book signing on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hollis
Room. Browns new book, In the Midst of All That Makes
Life Worth Living: Polk County, Florida, to 1940, will be
available for sale during the evening. The lecture is free and open
to the public.
Polk Countys history from its earliest inhabitants to the
beginning of World War II. He has written numerous other works on
Florida history, including Floridas Peace River Frontier,
for which he received the Florida Historical Societys Rembert
W. Patrick Book Award. He also received the Certificate of Commendation
of the American Association for State and Local History.
Florida, to 1940 was commissioned by the Polk County Historical
Association, and is being promoted and distributed in cooperation
with the Center for Florida History and the FSC Bookstore. For further
information, contact Dr. James M. Denham at (863) 680-4312.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.