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181st Anniversary Battle Of The Loxahatchee

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 3:26pm.

This Saturday come and watch history unfold in front of your eyes as reenactors take part in a re-creation of the last great battle of the Second Seminole War that happened at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park on January 24, 1838. To give visitors a close-up look at the events that transpired and their historical significance, there will be guest speakers, exhibitors, weapons demonstrations and battlefield tours provided by the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists. It all starts at 9:00 a.m. with the reenactment taking place at 2:00 p.m.

When: Saturday at 9AM – 4PM

Where: Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park - 9060 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478

Cost: Free

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The Second Seminole War

The Second Seminole War was the longest, bloodiest, and most costly Indian war in American history, costing more than 30 million dollars - more than the American Revolution. It was the first war fought over slavery. While The Second Seminole War was technically fought to force out the Seminoles historians note it was also fought to protect the institution of slavery.

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is one of the most significant multi-level historic sites in Palm Beach County. Gateway to the Loxahatchee River, prehistoric and historic habitation has occurred along the Loxahatchee dating as far back as the Archaic Period over 5,000 years ago. The primary goal of the park

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