Seminole Wars

The Battle of Okeechobee

On February 25, I attended the Battle of Okeechobee at Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. This was a major battle fought in the Second Seminole War. Click here to visit and support The Okeechobee Battlefield Friends, Inc.

In Martin County, I have also been getting involved in the Martin County Memory Project, which seeks to record the memories of Martin County residents for future generations. I passed out postcards and hopefully garnered some interest while visiting the battlefield for the re-enactment.

I also got to hang out with two of the original members of the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, Steve Carr and Patrick Mesmer, who helped to found the LBP. You can read more about the beginnings of the LBP in Richard J. Procyk’s book, Guns Across the Loxahatchee, which is available both in print and on Kindle.

From left: Andrew Foster, Steve Carr, Rosa Sophia, and Patrick Mesmer, at the booth for the Forever Locha Hatchee Advocates.

I also got a chance to speak with Mary Lou Missall and John Missall, both scholars and authors of books about the Seminole Wars. The Seminole Wars: America’s Longest Indian Conflict, can be found at North Palm Beach Public Library, and the Martin County Library System. Each year, the event is a lot of fun! Check it out, support the Okeechobee Battlefield Friends, and read more about the history of the Seminole Wars. Check out the books at your local library!



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