New Brooksville History Book


“One hundred years or thereabout”




Well-known local educator and historian, Dr. Roger R. Landers has just published a fascinating book of first-hand accounts of many of the events which have become a part of Hernando County history, some mythical, some controversial, and many down-right funny. Included are pictures, maps, and illustrations which add to the richness of the story. This work will reward you with its gems of local history.

The book  can be purchased at the The Hernando Historical Museum Association Gift Shop or here on Amazon. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Book description on Amazon:

An enthralling example of local history at its best, Hernando County, Florida presents a “one hundred years or therebout” of eyewitness accounts through people who saw or heard about events and people like “Hub Williams the Florida Robin Hood”, “Selecting a New Preacher”, or “Dad’s Moonshine Still”. Local history always contains as many myths as truths and separating the two is the goal of Dr. Landers who has woven together in this history an enchanting picture of Indians, black and white settlers, travelers, government officials, scoundrels, and heroes. Many of the people and events described are amplified by well-chosen illustrations, maps, tables, and photos. This history is the result of a lifetime interest in and devotion to telling students and the general public about the county where the author lives and continues to collect oral histories, historical anecdotes, and forgotten family archives and memories.