Personal Narrative: My Visit To Cedar Key

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For the extra credit assignment, I decided to visit Cedar Key. I chose Cedar Key because it is the closest coastal town to Gainesville. During my visit to Cedar Key, I explored the charming city center. I also visited the state park which contained a museum and the Whitman home which allowed me to learn more about the history of Cedar Key. In 1770, Cedar Key was chartered by Bernard Romans, a Dutch engineer who also mapped the entire coast of Florida.Not long after many things began bustling in this town and Cedar Key played a significant role in Florida. The construction of the Florida Railroad in 1861, by David Yulee, connected Fernandina to Cedar Key. This railway gave way for the development of the area and also provided a shipping

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