Having lived in Florida (including Dade County) for so many years, one would think we would have heard something of this battle and the history of the name "Dade" -- but we didn't and all of this was new information to both Wayne and me.
Our campground bears street names of this historical battle, including Dade, Micanopy and others. We learned of the existence of the battlefield, read up on the attack and took an afternoon to explore.
|Sunlight through the trees entering the park|
|Palmetto like those in which the Seminole warriors hid prior to the attack.|
|Markers show the location of the battle and indicate where certain of the soldiers fell|
|The Live Oak trees in this area are beautiful. |
According to records, most of these trees were here during the battle.
Of course, Lexie and Ozzie were with us and they seemed to enjoy their stroll through the beautiful setting of old Live Oak.
|Lexie and Pop|
|Lexie and Ozzie are anxious to get out for a stroll through the park.|
|The babies and me.|
|The courthouse at Bushnell, Florida|