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The novel A Land Remembered is the epic saga of three generations of MacIveys The novel begins with a flash back from the last generation MacIvey Sol Sol was a real estate tycoon in Miami and the surrounding areas He has chosen to give up his life in Miami to live his last hours in the cabin in Punta Rassa Florida the cabin his grandfather had built Thus the three generations of MacIveys in Florida ends The first generation of MacIveys consisted of the father and husband Tobias the mother and wife Emma and their young son Zech The family had decided to escape the pressures of the Civil War in their native Georgia and move to the scrub of Northern Florida The MacIveys experience many troubles and learn many new things during their stay in the scrub such as meeting Indians that will turn out to influence their life greatly Other experiences included Tobias being recruited by Marshall Adler to drive cattle to the confederate troops and also being recruited to chop trees to build walls of defense for the confederate forces During the excursion to chop down trees confederate deserters raided Emma and Zech and burned down their house Tobias and Emma made the decision that the war was getting to close to the scrub and that moving South would be a good idea The MacIvey clan packed up their wagon and headed south along the St Johns and Kissimmee rivers and settled in a hammock along the Kissimmee river In Kissimmee is where Tobias begins his empire that turns the family into one of the wealthiest families in Florida In the swamps of Florida wild cows live and Tobias tries his best to capture these cows and make a drive but without horses and dogs Tobias makes little headway in his project In the woods one day Skillet a freed slave was found Skillet agreed to stay on with the MacIveys
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