Magnolia: The Hamlins' Dream, Over Before They Woke Up

Laurie Molina


Misfortune, bad luck and fate cannot be credited for the Hamlins' dream of a Southern Utopia at the St. Mark's River, nor its unfortunate demise. When the Hamlin Brothers landed at Magnolia's future site on July 4, 1827, they did not consult a geographer or even a surveyor prior to investing in the dream that was headed for destruction before they realized their lack of geographic awareness and planning (Tallahassee Democrat 1975).

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