Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oakland: Colorado County


Carving Out Polk County



Peace River – July 17, 1849.

Paranoia reigns after the Red Stick Indians attacked the Pioneer Kennedy Trading Post.  

 William Mc Collough stated, “We had scarcely got seated at the supper-table when they fired in at the door from the outside, one Indian standing on either side of the door and two in front one behind.”* (8/36)


*Brown, Canter. In the Midst of All That Makes Life worth Living: Polk County, Florida, to 1940. Tallahassee, FL: Sentry, 2001. Print.

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