Folklore and legend are always
some of the more intersting and definitive aspects of a
culture. The works in this section of the Florida Heritage
Collection are very rich examples of Florida folklore. Elements
of magic and the supernatural are woven into elaborate tales
that exemplify elements of Florida culture. Florida folklore
encompasses oral history as well as crafts handed down through
generations of family members. The Florida Heritage Collection
includes oral histories, folk tales, stories, and other
materials that encompass folklore of the Sunshine State.
One of the more significant works in this collection are
the writings of Lafcadio Hearn, which contains a story about
the Fountain of Youth.