The afternoon was ending and getting chilly again. We spent the day at the Dade Battlefield State Park to watch the annual Dade Battle reenactment. We took a leisurely walk in the forest, ate lunch in a gazebo, and met some of the Seminole and soldier reenactors.
It was time to leave and return home.
We found the area where the actual battle occurred and walked down King’s Road (which is the road the soldiers used when the battle began).
The state park is keeping this area as it looked in 1835 as best as possible.
I spotted a bridge:
An encampment of soldiers along the way:
Monuments denoting where the officers fell:
We took the back roads to see new country. People raise cattle in this part of Florida:
When we got home, I was thirsty, so I dug into my purse for the ginger ale I saved from lunch. It was a little cold and the carbonation tasted good.
This is last in the series of my articles, “Dade Battlefield State Park.” I hope you enjoyed this. To read more about this important battle that led to the Second Seminole Wars in Florida, visit the Dade Battlefield Society website.
Morning Meditation: Fan Palm
Dade Battlefield State Park: Nature
Dade Battlefield State Park: Dade’s Battle!
Dade Battlefield State Park: Up Close with the Seminoles, Soldiers, and Trappers
Dade Battlefield State Park: Outtakes and Updates
Dade Battlefield State Park: Going Home
Morning Meditation: A Trio of Florida Pines
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