Author Andrew Fink's first book "Murder on the Florida Frontier" was released on 11/5/18. It chronicles a shocking but true story of greed, suspicion and murder during Sanford's frontier days.

Englishman Archie Newton arrived at the busy docks of Sanford in 1880 with a letter of introduction and a secret. Samuel McMillan was a miserly Sanford bachelor who carried large sums of "greenbacks" and trusted no one. The ambitious Newton had his eye on purchasing McMillan's profitable orange grove. But on his way back from Newton's home one evening, McMillan disappeared, and wasn't seen again until his headless, mutilated corpse was pulled from a nearby lake. Newton was quickly accused and arrested. His murder trial was sensational and the evidence gruesome; local legends soon grew of a headless ghost rising from the lake.

Read about the twists and turns in "Murder on the Florida Frontier."


  • Occurred Thursday, August 15th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


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