Join us Sunday at 3:00, May 21, as we enjoy an afternoon with Dale Cox. Dale, a local historian and author, has agreed to be our guest speaker each January and we always look forward to previewing his newest research and continued historical discoveries of northwest Florida.
Dale will present a lecture that will continue a region-wide effort to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the First Seminole War of 1817-1818.
This conflict involved heavy fighting in Gadsden County as well as in Leon, Wakulla, Franklin, Jackson and other Florida counties and Decatur County, Georgia. It culminated with future President Andrew Jackson’s 1818 invasion of Florida during which his army passed twice through Gadsden County.
Negotiations with Spain following the First Seminole War led to the transfer of Florida from that country to the United States.
Cox will speak about the war and its impact on Gadsden County and the Apalachicola River. His discussion will include a look at the U.S. campaign against the “Negro Fort” at Prospect Bluff on the Apalachicola, which preceded the war, as well as the key episodes of the conflict.
He and Rachael Conrad are the co-founders of Two Egg TV, a new multi-screen channel that covers “off the beaten path” places and stories in the Southeast. They will use the West Gadsden County Historical Society meeting to officially release their new full-length documentary – “The Fort at Prospect Bluff: Story of the ‘Negro Fort’ on the Apalachicola.” Cox will also be available after the meeting to sign a number of his books, several of which focus on the First Seminole War in Gadsden County.
Two Egg TV can be seen online at www.twoegg.tv or on television by using a Roku device and searching for “Two Egg TV.”
Please plan to attend another exciting presentation by Dale Cox.
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