Local history must depend in part on tradition. Usually tradition has a basis in fact, but has grown or changed with every retelling. Yet often it was born through a supposition only, or from unintentional error in stating a fact. Yet again, many times, its beginning was pure invention, as in the case of the numerous historical trees— few of which ever had any connection with the event they are coupled with.
Society, Florida Historical
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 27
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol27/iss4/8