Thursday, April 23, 2015

Driving South for Good Fences

We took a drive last weekend to Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.

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It was sad to learn the history of the battle that started the Second Seminole War.

“On December 28, 1835, Indian warriors ambushed 108 U.S. soldiers at this site, and only three soldiers survived. The 80-acre park protects not only a historic battlefield, but also the natural communities as they existed during the war.”

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We had a picnic and a nice walk, then stopped to take the front gate on our way out.

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It’s sobering but good to learn more about the history of our nation.

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Diane..Great collection of images from your visit to the battlefield.. It looks like a pretty place even though it may have a sad history.. Have a happy Thursday!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That is sad, isn't it? Florida has a lot of history. I love St.Augustine and all the history there, too. xo Diana

Arlene said...

Very interesting..I do not believe I have heard of that Diane. Thanks for teaching me some Florida State History!

boopnut said...

I was fortunate and got to see a re-enactment when I was in Collier county of a battle. So interesting to learn the history!
Beautiful scenery!
Deb

bj said...

A sad story..glad you enjoyed your outing.

Kathy said...

Lovely pictures. I've never heard of this so was really interested. I think I'm going to look up some history on this battle.

Sarah Beth said...

That entrance is beautiful with the trees making a tunnel :)

Rose said...

I would like to visit that place! And love that entrance!

TexWisGirl said...

it's a beautiful gate! love your header photo, too. thanks, diane!

ladyfi said...

What a pretty place.

Patty Antle said...

Looks like a good outing you had there. It's a lovely place.

Christine said...

Love that front gate entrance!
Glad you enjoyed the trip though history can be hard to think upon but it is good to remember too.
Best wishes.

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing the pics from your visit. Looks like you had nice weather.

Felicia said...

beautiful fences and gates but so much sadness here too.

Stacey said...

Another beautiful spot!

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Diane and a very happy Thursday to you!
I am constantly jumping from, "I love history" to "I don't like it at all!" Yes...it is good to know the history of our nation and all that previous generations experienced, but sometimes it is so very sad!
Sending much love to you today!
Kelly-Anne

Linda Walker said...

Looks and sounds very interesting Diane. It also looks like such a beautiful area!
Take care my friend,
xo
Linda

20 North Ora said...

You have so many interesting places near you to visit and take advantage of. Looks like a beautiful park but a sad story!

Judy

ThreeOldKeys said...

What a beautiful place -- aren't you glad we don't have to choose sides when learning about historic struggles ...

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like a lovely place to wander around and it has a very impressive entrance.

BeachGypsy said...

I love that first photo...the pretty entrance to the park!

Nancy's Notes said...

Wonderful photographs. Thanks for sharing the history and your time with us. The fence is perfect for Tex's party.

Hugs,
Nancy

Andy Wilson said...

Joining the fence party via Run*A*Round Ranch Report ;)

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a nice gateway to a piece of your American history.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

One of the many sad pieces of history in our country. xo Laura

Ida said...

That's a very nice Entryway to the Battlefield aread. Indeed sad history but one also has to look at how it must have been for the Indians. Right in our own area the Whitman Mission stands where the Missionaries were killed by the Indians here.
It's hard to understand for sure but to them they had their reasons.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thanks Diane - I'm book marking this as a place I'd like to see one day.

Linda Kay said...

I love history and historical places, even though I didn't like it at all as a child. Great fence pictures to share!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, looks like a wonderful historic spot to visit and the front gate is a nice entrance.
Great pics.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, CM

Gina said...

Oh my! So many soldiers were killed.

Love the fancy gate!

Latane Barton said...

Yep, our country has gone through some rough times. Guess that's just life but it's sad when lives are lost and people don't learn from history.

Carla from The River said...

Wow, this would be a very interesting place to visit. That is sad. My boys just finished studying WWI and the flu epidemic that hit our nation right after. WOW!

On to some fun news :-))
We started our basement project. The boys loved yesterday as the big trucks pulled in.

Have a blessed weekend.
Carla

Cranberry Morning said...

There's so much to learn about this young country. This would be a good place to visit and learn more, maybe the 'why' of the ambush. Stuff like this always leaves me with so many questions. Thanks for an interesting post. Have a great weekend, Diane. xo

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a fine fence for a historical event.
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Jean Berryessa said...

You are such a picture taker. I love visiting all your finds. Thanks. Hugs

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun way to spend the day and to get a history lesson too. Looks like a beautiful spot.

Maggie Ann said...

History is sobering, isn't it. The park looks so pleasant now, but what a terrible battle....so many lost. You go on such good trips....you must have a super nice hubby! =)

Vee said...

We have some horrific patches in our history. I had not heard about this particular incident prior to reading this post. It is good to know the truth no matter how difficult. Looks as if this park is a good place to learn and picnic and take great photos.