Crossword Puzzle

Teen Crossword Competish

Across

  1. In the Ocala Star-Banner, Gene Gallant wrote that _____ -- not Silver Springs -- was the first river port of Marion County, that rough roads and trails extended from it, and that it was a thriving river port for almost 75 years. (grahamville)
  2. Nearly 400 years ago the Spanish established three _____ along the Ocklawaha River that were intended to facilitate contact and trade with local Indian tribes, and to control the area. (missions)
  3. Marion county was created in 1844 from portions of _____, Mosquito (Orange), and Hillsborough counties. (alachua)
  4. North of Ocala, the town of _____ was platted in 1883 when the railroad arrived, and was incorporated in 1892 during the days phosphate was mined in the area. (anthony)
  5. In the 1890s, _____ City -- west of modern-day Ocala -- was the center of Marion County’s once thriving cigar-making industry. Much of the industry moved to Tampa and other locations at the end of the century. (marti)
  6. In the early 1900s, _____ -- in southeast Marion County -- was the watery home of a sand “mining” industry. Sand dredged from the lake bottom and beaches was used in concrete mixtures for roads and brick paving stones, among other uses. (lakeweir)
  7. Named in honor of an influential leader of the opposition movement that fought against the construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, the now-named Cross Florida Greenway is dedicated to Marjorie Harris ____. (carr)
  8. In the 1890s, _____ City -- west of modern-day Ocala -- was the center of Marion County’s once thriving cigar-making industry. Much of the industry moved to Tampa and other locations at the end of the century. (marti)
  9. Marion County is named after General _____ Marion of South Carolina; a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. (francis)

Down

  1. Osceola, raised as a Creek in Alabama and later living in Marion County in his teens and early twenties, was an influential leader of the _____ people in Florida. (seminole)
  2. _____ Land Grants were land claims filed by settlers in Florida after the transfer of the territory to the United States in 1821 in order to prove land ownership. (spanish)
  3. A U.S. Army fortification, Camp _____ was established in 1836 during the Second Seminole War by General Edmund P. Gaines, whom Gainesville was later named after. (iizard)
  4. The Fort _____ Road was a military highway that connected many distant military forts and camps, including Fort Brooks (near Orange Springs) and Fort Brooke (near Tampa.) (king)
  5. The Okeehumkee was the longest serving paddle-wheeled _____ on the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers; running for 43 years. (steamboat)
  6. Marion County is named after General _____ Marion of South Carolina; a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. (francis)
  7. Hubbard L. _____ ran a stagecoach line in the 1850s that carried mail and people between Palatka and Tampa. He later founded and operated a steamboat line on the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers. (hart)
  8. _____ trees -- which used to be harvested for roof shingles because their wood is rot-resistant -- used to be floated downstream on the Ocklawaha toward lumber mills in Palatka in the 1800s and early 1900s.. (cypress)
  9. During the 1930s -- within Ocala National Forest -- cabins, campgrounds, monuments, and swimming areas around some springs were constructed by the _____ Conservation Corps. (civilian)
  10. In the early 1900s, _____ -- in southeast Marion County -- was the watery home of a sand “mining” industry. Sand dredged from the lake bottom and beaches was used in concrete mixtures for roads and brick paving stones, among other uses. (lakeweir)
  11. The Okeehumkee was the longest serving paddle-wheeled _____ on the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers; running for 43 years. (steamboat)
  12. Hubbard L. _____ ran a stagecoach line in the 1850s that carried mail and people between Palatka and Tampa. He later founded and operated a steamboat line on the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers. (hart)
  13. Named in honor of an influential leader of the opposition movement that fought against the construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, the now-named Cross Florida Greenway is dedicated to Marjorie Harris ____. (carr)

["soto", "belleview", "palatka", "ferries", "sixgun", "needles", "seminole", "missions", "grants", "alachua", "anthony", "iizard", "belleview", "fortking", "palatka", "ferries", "cypress", "civilian", "sixgun", "needles"]

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