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#348 Henry Cutting

Posted By Michael Ortega, Monday, April 21, 2014
Princess Place Garden,
19800 Sheridan St, Fort Lauder-dale, Fl 33332 

I chose Henry Cuttings for two reasons that helped create Florida into what it is today. The first one being his purchase and creation of what was once called Cherokee Grove and now is known as Princess Place Preserve. The change of name came from Henry's widow Angela Cutting who married an exiled Russian Prince, after Henry's death in 1892 from a appendicitis and overdose on codeine. This land also became a huge part of Flagler County and is one of the biggest natural preserves in Florida at a whooping 1500 pristine acres, and still holds Henry Cuttings original lodge, which is the oldest intact building in Flagler County. It also holds the first in-ground pool in Florida which can still be seen and used, the pool is also fed by a fresh water spring. The next reason I chose Henry Cuttings is the fact he was a well known wealthy sportsman he brought many prominent families from New England and St Augustine. Because of this he was able to pump further financial help into a under developed areas of Cherokee Grove and what is now know as Flagler County. One might even say that Henry Mason Cuttings was a true contributor, founder and developer of the Palm Coast and Flagler County without the help of the Cutting family how would this area of pristine nature and land look like. Let us not forget of his wife Angela Cuttings who helped keep a prestigious estate and nature preserve, even after marring a Russian exiled princes know as Boris Scherbatoff. 

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