Wooden Table from Fort Mellon

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Title

Wooden Table from Fort Mellon

Alternative Title

Fort Mellon Table

Subject

Tables--United States

Description

This table, made of wood, was submerged under water for 115 years in Lake Monroe, Florida. The table was initially from the old Fort Mellon dock, built by an individual referred to as "Colonel A. C." in 1836. Fort Mellon, established during the Second Seminole War, was originally named Camp Monroe. The name was later changed after Captain Charles Mellon became the sole causality of an Indian attack year later in 1837. The table measures 46 inches long and 17 inches wide. The table is broken up into three distinct sections, with the end sections having their own design crafted out of wood. The center of the table has an "x" in the center. One hundred and fifteen years later, Sidney M. Richarde discovered and removed the wooden table from Lake Monroe. It was donated to the Museum of Seminole County History by Marlene Heaps and Richard Heaps.

Source

Original color digital image, 2015: Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

2015

Is Part Of

Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

90.8 KB

Medium

1 wooden table

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Fort Mellon, Florida
Lake Monroe, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally discovered by Sidney M. Richarde.
Donated to the Museum of Seminole County History by Marlene Heaps and Richard Heaps.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Museum of Seminole County History and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Fried, Aaron
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Robison, Jim. "Fort Is Named For Lone Officer Killed In Seminole Fight." The Orlando Sentinel, April 13, 2003. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-04-13/news/0304110576_1_seminole-mellon-lake-monroe.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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