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.