Apopka Collection

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Title

Apopka Collection

Alternative Title

Apopka Collection

Subject

Apopka (Fla.)

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Apopka, Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

The Acuera, members of the Timucua people, were the first known inhabitants of Apopka. The Acuera were likely decimated by European diseases brought to Florida by Spanish colonists and the tribe completed disappeared by 1730. Native American refugees from Alabama and Georgia began migrating to Apopka and formed the new Seminole tribe. The Seminoles named the area "Ahapopka." With the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, surviving natives from the Second Seminole War were forced to relocate further south. American settles took over the area and built a major trading center. In 1882, one square mile of the area was officially incorporated as Apopka.

Has Part

Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans Collection, Apopka Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Part Of

Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Apopka, Florida
Museum of the Apopkans, Apopka, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Apopka Historical Society. Apopka. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.
"About Apopka." City of Apopka. http://www.apopka.net/visitors/about-apopka.html.
"Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans." Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans. http://apopkamuseum.org/.

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