Miniature replica of Fort Gadsden for museum exhibit at park - Sumatra, Florida

Miniature replica of Fort Gadsden for museum exhibit at park - Sumatra, Florida


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  • FPS01366

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  • 197-

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  • Fort Gadsden State Historic Site in Sumatra was the site of two forts. The first fort was built on Prospect Bluff (15 miles above the Apalachicola River) by the British during the War of 1812 to train runaway slaves and Seminole Indians. When the British evacuated in 1815, the fort and its inhabitants remained. Then known as "Negro Fort" and under the control of over 300 free African Americans, it was viewed as a threat by American slave owners. Under orders from General Andrew Jackson, Lt. Colonel Duncan Clinch destroyed the fort and killed all but 30 of its occupants on 27 July 1816. Then Lt. James Gadsden rebuilt the fort soon afterwards. In the 20th Century, the site was owned by first the Florida Park Service, and then the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Apalachicola National Forest. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
  • Caption on rear of image: The miniature replica of Fort Gadsden is the focal point of the new museum, which opens Nov. 1 at the historic site located 30 miles north of Apalachicola and six miles southwest of Sumatra off Florida 65.
  • The ministure figurines were by William Greer; the exhibit was created by Florida Park Service employees Patrick Elliot and Jesse Fairley.

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  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 5 x 7 in.

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Miniature replica of Fort Gadsden for museum exhibit at park - Sumatra, Florida
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Miniature replica of Fort Gadsden for museum exhibit at park - Sumatra, Florida . 197-. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 7 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117052>, accessed 16 November 2018.

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Miniature replica of Fort Gadsden for museum exhibit at park - Sumatra, Florida . 197-. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Nov. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117052>.

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