Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cracker House


This old home is in the Manatee Historical Village 6 miles from my front door. Over the years I have spent many happy hours wandering in it with my camera.




 Click Here for a Past Posts on the park. It is under label  Historical Park
The Settlers House was built in 1912 by the Will Stephens Family. Located on a farm near Ona and moved to the park to preserve it.


We were to late for the garden, it had been harvested and pulled up. There were a few sunflowers left.


the park has a General Store, Boat work's, Church from 1884, School House, Court House, a small cabin, Cracker House, Smokehouse, Sugar Cane Mill, 2 barns and a windmill.



My Maternal Grandmother lived in a house very much like this one, only a few miles from this home.

26 comments:

Ginny said...

Years ago you told me what a Cracker House meant, but I've forgotten. The first picture, I love the lovely beautiful touch of the Spanish moss tree in the upper right corner. And wow, all the other stuff, I think you added them? The flag and flowers and a few others? ADORE your sunflower!!!

Declan said...

Oooh we're back to the Waltons again.Night John-boy! Deccy x

SquirrelQueen said...

Love that sunflower! The old Cracker house reminds me of one my great aunt lived in long ago, it may have been one but I'm not sure. I just like those porches.

Mamabug said...

It's a lovely old house Sandra. I like that front porch. I can see myself there shelling a dishpan full of peas!

Kathy said...

Love those sunflower pics. And Mamabug just reminded me that I will be shelling peas this weekend!

diane b said...

Its a lovely old house and your photos give it a story book look. Great shots of the sunflowers. Like your header too.

RoeH said...

When I went to Florida in the 80's, I was fascinated by those trees with the "hanging moss" or whatever it is. I still find myself staring at them as in the first photo. I remember waking up in the motel a couple of days later and my skin was baby wonderful. Course my hair wouldn't curl if it was paid to do so, but you have to pick your battles there. Beautiful state.

Rose said...

I would love wondering around the place...just my type of thing to do.

SweetMarie said...

This house reminds me or my grandmother and granddad's home they had in NC. She had a porch swing that I enjoy very much! Pretty sunflowers!

TexWisGirl said...

glad they are preserving it for history's sake.

George said...

What a wonderful place to visit and photograph, even if the garden was gone. I like the way you've included the sunflower in the pictures of the house. I'm glad the house has been preserved and that you shared it with us.

Madi and Mom said...

Thank you for the most enjoyable tour. You have lots of fun places to visit.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those old home are so interesting. I also love the bright sunflowers.,very cheery.

Betty Manousos said...

awww! fantastic shots of sunflowers!
thanks for this post. glad they preserve such a wonderful place.it did put smile on my face.


and i love your header! it does convey so much! terrific collage as well.

xoxo

Susannah said...

Hello Sandra.....What a wonderful place to visit and to remember days gone by. You always photograph the most interesting places. Love the sunflowers!

DawnTreader said...

I like your presentation of these houses!

Deb said...

I love that house...the sunflower is just beautiful...you got some great shot my friend...

EM Illustrator said...

Oh my how beautiful. I would love to live in a house like that. Great photos. Hope you're having a great day!

Inger said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous and I love the white picket fence surrounded the very pretty house. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. The sunflowers cheered me up this morning.

Ann said...

I love the big front porch on that house. I've always wanted a big covered front porch so I could sit out there in a swing and watch the rain or just enjoy the evening air.
Those sunflowers are really pretty.

A Quiet Corner said...

How lucky to have this place so close!...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

I loved those pictures - photos - it is nice to see where you lived. The sunflower was beautiful and the garden and the white. Very peaceful. sandie

Debra Dickinson said...

For part of my childhood, I lived in homes like this - but not so pretty. Some of ours didn't even have flooring - yep, walked on dirt. At least it wasn't water. LOL.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love seeing the old house, Sandra. I enjoy seeing old villages like that --with so much history..

Great sunflower!!!! Can't wait to go to Biltmore to see the sunflowers late this summer.
Hugs,
Betsy

Farida said...

The house is beautiful but I was attracted to the sunflowers you captured on your camera! :D

EG CameraGirl said...

Photogenic and I like the softening of the photo edges on these photos!