Statue of Chief Tomokie at Tomoka State Park - Ormond Beach, Florida

Statue of Chief Tomokie at Tomoka State Park - Ormond Beach, Florida


Image Number

  • C025085

Year

  • 1957

Date Note

  • Photographed in April 1957.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "Chief 'Tomokie' shown being slain by Oleeta in defense of the 'golden cup'. Warriors below avenge chief's death by slaying Oleeta."
  • "Tomoka State Park, near Ormond Beach, Florida, is named for the river of the same name which empties into the Halifax River. It is both beautiful and different. In the park are facilities for picnicking with barbecue pits and swimming in the river. The park is both scenic and historical with archaeological interest. The Indian legend of Tomoka is portrayed in statuary, presented by Fred Dana, on a favorite Indian camp site."
  • In 1955, Ormond Beach artist Fred Dana March (1872-1961) created atop the site of the Oswald-Perpal plantation a 45' statue called "Legend of Tomokie." The following year, he added a reflecting pool. In 1957, there was a public ceremony for the artwork.

Rights

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 45072.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Stokes, Jim. Statue of Chief Tomokie at Tomoka State Park - Ormond Beach, Florida. 1957. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/74440>, accessed 15 June 2019.

MLA

Stokes, Jim. Statue of Chief Tomokie at Tomoka State Park - Ormond Beach, Florida. 1957. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 15 Jun. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/74440>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Stokes)