Old Kings Road
Flagler Beach, FL
386 439 2250
Down by the Sea
208 S. 3rd St.
Flagler Beach FL
386 517 2025
Fountain of Youth
St. Augustine FL
904 824 6848
of the Library
Flagler Public Library
Flagler County FL
Washington Gardens Bookstore
Ormond Beach FL
Books by William Ryan
Door to Time in Florida
History magic happens as time flows in the door of a small Florida
museum. Florida author and historian William P. Ryan offers untold
true stories in his first person style that is both entertaining and
informative. The connection is Inventor Nicholas Tesla’s experiments in
space and time of 1898. Fiction? Perhaps not. New linked stories of
Florida history flow before The Bunnell Boy’s Club, whose aging
docents discover the safety of the world may lie in their hands. Ormond
hotel keeper and 19th Century author John Anderson, the
infamous Andersonville Prison, Germany’s Stalag Luft 17B prison, private
pilots flying against U Boats, a seaman of 1564, a Lost Colony and many
others all unite to tell their authentic, well researched stories. These
surprisingly are connected to the shelves and books in the Bunnell History
Annex. Florida Door to Time is a must read for those
interested in the Florida history..
Old Kings Road
Florida's Old Kings
Road was built by the British prior to the American Revolution. It once
ran from Georgia south to Jacksonville (then Cow Ford), to St. Augustine,
thus what is now Flagler County and finally to New Smyrna. This is
the history of this great historic road. The main entryway into
Florida right up to the 1914 era. A story you need to know.
There were battles, refugees, a rich plantation economy, a slave
rebellion, a terrible war and history going back some 240 years. This book
pulls together the history of this little known piece of American History,
once called an "engineering treasure." 160 pages, perfect
bound, color cover, many illustrations, with index and time line.
am Grey eyes a story of old Florida
Published printed copy
20 May 1767 Grey Eyes, a Seminole Indian and some 25 Indian boys drove a
herd of cattle from Colerain Georgia to New Smyrna Florida, a distance of
about 106 miles.
Thus began Old Kings road and a series of events, greatly affecting the
history of Florida. Here is this rich history as viewed thru the
eyes of Grey Eyes, a man who had the power to see. Historic events
are intertwined into a highly readable story, partly historic fiction, but
Grey Eyes will take you thru the early days of Florida's often violent
history. See it with Indian eyes. Entertaining and accurate.
A true picture of Florida History.
His Capture and Seminole Legends
Kindle Published printed copy
In 1837 the great Seminole leader Osceola was
captured under a white flag of truce near Old Kings Road, south of St.
Augustine. His capture was debated in European capitols throughout
the world, and in hearings in the U.S. Congress, and called a disgrace to
the army. Here is an unknown story, as told by Osceola himself in
this fictional account based accurately on the real facts, some of which
have never before been disclosed. Discover the relationship of "The
Black Seminoles." Here is the new
story as told by Osceola in his own word, and the account of the newly discovered capture
site on Old Kings Road. This book contains new information, maps,
and pictures never published before including an illustration of
what may be Osceola's
wife and son, the original now hanging in the Kings Lynn Museum, Norfolk
Published printed copy
Follow the lost journal of "Aunty Mary" a slave and unique housekeeper
of the famous Bulow family of Florida and North Carolina. The Bulows
had immense wealth.
They built one
of the largest plantations in Florida in the year 1821. Here is the
courage, the planning of Charles Wilhelm Bulow who dies all too soon.
His dream is taken by his young son John Joachim who will father an
immense treasure in gold, on that vanishes in 1835. it will be
pursued by many Bulow Gold is a combination of well researched
historical facts and a story line that author Bill Ryan calls "factual
historic fiction." "It is what I think really happened" he reports.
Young John Joachim Bulow dies and is buried in St. Augustine contrary to
all prior published reports. The location of his wealth may have
died with him, or perhaps not. Here is rich detail of Florida life
including the Black Seminoles, the Second Seminole War and the death of a
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