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Enjoy a new season of Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park tours and events

September 16, 2015

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The Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park in Jupiter is the site of two significant battles of the Second Seminole War. Here in January 1838, U.S. troops fought the Seminoles, losing badly in the first battle, before sounding defeating the Seminoles nine days later. In remembrance of those conflicts, the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists offer battlefield tours and events at the park every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The season opens Saturday, September 19, with a re-creation of the meeting between Andrew Jackson and Osceola, the leader of the Seminoles. Costumed actors will be playing both characters. Other events in the season include lectures by archaeologist Bob Carr, whose excavations proved the exact location of the battles, and Judge Nelson Bailey, an expert in early Florida pioneer history. Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is located at 9060 Indiantown Road. For details about the park and its amenities, call 561-741-1359.    


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