Using the labors of 69 slaves, Yulee built the mill of hewn Florida limestone, brick and wood. In addition to the steam-operated grinding or pressing rollers, it also included large kettles for cooking down the juice squeezed from the sugar cane. ... River Ventures
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Yulee history and site are super interesting. The more we 'peel back the Florida onion' we are intrigued about all the history, stories and unique destinations that exist. I find it interesting and funny that after visiting a site like Yulee, and then post photos on the website, I find there is more we would like to explore. The sugar mill industry was an important part of Florida's history and growth. It appears to also have made several individuals wealthy, that allowed them to grow businesses and provide employment.
If you like mechanical structures and 'machinery', or just love to learn about Florida's history, you will enjoy a stop at Yulee. Just pull off the road into the parking area - and explore.
- Everything - just roam around
Place(s) to Dine
... Margherita Grill www.homosassaflorida.com/marguerita-grill
... Museum Cafe restaurantguru.com/Museum-Cafe-Homosassa
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosassa,_Florida
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulee_Sugar_Mill_Ruins_Historic_State_Park
FBT ... https://www.florida-backroads-travel.com/homosassa-florida.html
Ventures ... riverventures.com/blog/2018/1/5/yulee-sugar-mill-ruins-historic-state-park-homosassa-florida