lewis powell was a confederate veteran who was involved in the conspiracy to assassinate president abraham lincoln. john wilkes booth was assigned the task of assassinating president lincoln and powell was to assassinate secretary of state william seward. powell broke into seward's home and stabbed him several times in the head and neck. seward survived the attack but was left disfigured for life. powell and his fellow conspirators were captured and tried for the assassination attempt and were executed on july 7 th 1865. powell's body was buried in the washington d.c. area but later his remains mysteriously became lost. in 1992 his skull was discovered among native american skeletal remains in the smithsonian's museum of natural history. no one knows how his head ended up in a collection of indian bones or were is the location of the rest of his body. powell's skull was interned in the geneva cemetery in 1994 next to the grave of his mother. for more information on the story of lewis powell see "weird florida", charlie carlson. pub: barnes & noble.
c.s. lee park is located on the st. johns river on SR 46 about half way between geneva and mims in east seminole county. this county park offers fishing on the st. johns river and an airboat launching area. next to the park is the jolly gator restaurant and bar. a worth while stop to fish and view wildlife on the st. johns river.
fort lane park is located east of downtown on lake harney. the park is the site of fort lane that was built in 1837 during the second seminole war. the fort was named after colonel john foote lane who was the inventor of the pontoon boat. colonel lane was a tragic charactor in american history. in 1836 he contracted encephalitis, "brain fever" and went insane. lane committed suicide by plunging his sword into his head. fort lane park offers a picnic pavilion and fishing on beautiful lake harney.
322 King Street, Oviedo, Florida, 32765, United States
Good for: Couples
the town house restaurant has been an oviedo institution since 1941. the town house specializes in southern cuisine. the orlando sentinel newspaper voted the town house the best breakfast spot in central florida. they also are known for their fried chicken. a good value for american fare in central florida.