By: Harvey E. Oyer III
In 1872, eight-year-old Charlie Pierce arrived with his Mama and Papa in the frontier jungles of South Florida. The Atlantic coast of Florida was a wild place, populated by Seminole Indians, alligators, shipwrecks, and a few hardy pioneer families. Charlie’s adventures began right away. In this account, based on actual diaries, he explores old battlefields, learns to hunt and boat like a Seminole faces down hurricanes, and makes an incredible discovery in the sand.