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2nd Seminole War Period

Military forts were an important part of the landscape in Florida during the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842). They were usually build about 19 miles (a day’s travel) apart and they varied in construction and content.

The fort model we have on display is a generic one which includes anything and everything that would be wanted or needed for the fort to operate comfortably and efficiently. No fort would have been fortunate enough to be furnished like our model.

Our fort model is also a teaching tool. Details show workers making shingles for roofs and lumber for fort construction, and making barrels to be used for storage. A notebook correlates the numbers on the display giving an explanation.

The fort was created, by hand, by Dr. Jeffery Rubin, a retired Micanopy resident and member of the Micanopy Historical Society.