Detail of the miniature replica of Fort Gadsden at park's museum - Sumatra, Florida

Detail of the miniature replica of Fort Gadsden at park's museum - Sumatra, Florida


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  • FPS01367

Year

  • 197-

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General Note

  • 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.
  • The miniature figurines were made by William Greer; the exhibit was created by Florida Park Service employees Patrick Elliot and Jesse Fairley. The exhibit was made for Fort Gadsden new museum.

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  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 5 x 7 in.

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Detail of the miniature replica of Fort Gadsden at park's museum - Sumatra, Florida
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Detail of the miniature replica of Fort Gadsden at park's museum - Sumatra, Florida . 197-. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 7 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117053>, accessed 24 May 2019.

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Detail of the miniature replica of Fort Gadsden at park's museum - Sumatra, Florida . 197-. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 May. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117053>.

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(State Archives of Florida)