Born and raised in Sumter County.
The best part about Sumter County is the support you can always find from neighbors or friends. There are lots of stories I can share about this area and the people in it . My favorite of all time was my Papa . He was a railroad man, farmer, rancher, cattleman, cook ,fishermen ,deacon and the best grandparent there ever was .
I recently ran across an audio tape where one of the locals video taped him on his experience and history of his family . How and why they settled in Wildwood,FL.
He talks about back in the day the railroad track only run to the little town north of Wildwood called "Dallas " right outside of Oxford . The farmers and ranchers in the South end of the county ( Bushnell ) would gather there cattle ,and herd and head them towards Dallas in time to get them to the trains to be sold . Along the way between there if a farmer couldn't make it because of health or other problems . You would look out after one another farmer / neighbor would add your stock to his and drive them for you . Whatever money they yield would be brought to you on the trip back . There's more to the stories but that's for another blog .
I Love the story because ,I Love horses , I Love the country life . But most of all I Love the fact of helping one another in times of need .