Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The chief and his people lived on the reservation until 1838, when they were removed at gunpoint by U.S. troops led by Colonel (and later President) Zachary Taylor. They were forced west to new homes in the Indian Nations of what is now Oklahoma, despite the fact that they had been promised "permanent" possession of the lands near Two Egg.
To learn more about this unique historic site, please visit www.twoeggfla.com/econchattimico. You can also read the complete story of Econchattimico and his people in The History of Jackson County, Florida: The Early Years.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Andrew Jackson stopped at the spring in 1818, by which time it was known as the "Big Spring" of the Chipola. His army of more than 1,000 men camped there while marching from Fort Gadsden on the Apalachicola River to Pensacola.
A major Confederate camp was located at the spring in 1862-1865 and it was also a popular place for picnics, baptisms, fishing and swimming. Today it is a well-known recreation area that is open to the public in late spring and early summer.
To visit the new page, please go to www.twoeggfla.com/bluespring.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
- Two Egg, Florida - $21.36 (Retails for $16.95)
- Battle of Marianna - $34.97 (Retails for $19.95)
- Battle of Natural Bridge -$19.75 (Retails for $19.95)
- History of Jackson County, Florida: The Early Years - $51.77 (Retails for $24.95)
- Early History of Gadsden County, Florida - $51.77 (Retails for $24.95)
Amazon provides a service that lets other firms or individuals resell books through their website. And honestly, I have no problem with anyone making a profit, but I hate the thought of a reader paying $51.77 for a book that they can buy brand new for $24.95.
If you want any of my books for Christmas gifts, I suggest you buy them from the official site at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/dalecox. Amazon now services all orders there and you can get new copies at the best price available. Signed copies of The History of Jackson County, Florida: The Early Years are also available at Chipola River Book and Tea in Downtown Marianna.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
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