Student Using a Pump at Fort Christmas

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Title

Student Using a Pump at Fort Christmas

Alternative Title

Pump at Ft. Christmas

Subject

Christmas (Fla.)
Outposts
Historic parks
Chores

Description

A kindergarten student at Fort Christmas Historical Park using a pump that was used for chores in the mid-nineteenth century at Fort Christmas, Florida. Present-day Christmas was originally occupied by the Timucuan tribe, which was eventually obliterated by European diseases when the Spanish arrived in Florida. In the early eighteenth century, the Seminole tribes began migrating to Florida to raise cattle and grow citrus. Due to the outbreak of the Second Seminole War, the United States began the construction of Fort Christmas began on December 25, 1837. The fort was used as a supply depot for its strategic location, but was abandoned in March 1838 as the Seminoles moved southward. In the late 1970s, the Orange County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Fort Christmas Historical Society constructed a replica of the historic Fort Christmas just south of Christmas Creek. Fort Christmas Historical Park, located at 1300 Fort Christmas Road, was dedicated in 1977.

Abstract

A kindergarten student is learning about chores performed by children in the mid 1800's at Ft. Christmas

Creator

Davis, Larry D., Jr.

Source

Original color digital image by Larry D. Davis, Jr., November 11, 2009: Private Collection of Dr. Larry D. Davis, Jr.

Date Created

2009-11-11

Contributor

Davis, Larry D., Jr.

Is Part Of

Christmas Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Extent

1.12 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Fort Christmas Historical Park, Christmas, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.562047, -81.022307

Temporal Coverage

1800-01-01/1899-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Larry D. Davis, Jr.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Larry D. Davis, Jr. and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Dr. Larry D. Davis, Jr.

External Reference

Fort Christmas Historical Society. The History of Fort Christmas, Fl: Fort Christmas Historical Society, 2000.
Carlisle, Rodney P., and Loretta Carlisle.Forts of Florida: A Guidebook. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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