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Finding Florida: Crossing the Suwannee River in the 1800s; Early Ferries, Bridges & Trestles

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Settlers traveling in to Florida in the early to mid-1800s encountered a nearly trackless longleaf pine wilderness and the necessity of crossing the Suwannee River or its tributaries – the Withlacoochee or Alapaha rivers. The history of settlers, pioneer families, and river crossings is intertwined with the history of Florida. Join historian and fish biologist Dr. Ken Sulak as he shares about this fascinating piece of Florida’s past.

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February 24
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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