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New Documentary: “The Fort at Prospect Bluff” is now available!

Two Egg TV’s new documentary – “The Fort at Prospect Bluff: Story of the Negro Fort on the Apalachicola” – is now available!

You can watch it in HD on your television for free by adding Two Egg TV to your Roku player or you can watch it right here:

 

To learn more about Prospect Bluff Historic Sites, location of the “Negro Fort” and Fort Gadsden, please visit:

ExploreSouthernHistory.com: Day by Day History of the Prospect Bluff Campaign

 

        

 

 

Wedding Oak at Prospect Bluff in Apalachicola National Forest of Florida

The historic Wedding Oak at Fort Gadsden in the Apalachicola National Forest is not Florida’s oldest tree, but this beautiful old live oak has a remarkable history:

Fort Gadsden is now part of Prospect Bluff Historic Sites in the Apalachicola National Forest. The park is located near Sumatra, Florida.

Please click here for directions and to make sure the site is open before visiting.

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Excerpt: The Fort at Prospect Bluff documentary

The Fort at Prospect Bluff (or “Negro Fort”) was built by the British in 1814 and destroyed by U.S. forces in 1816. It was the scene of the deadliest cannon shot in American history, a 9-pound cannonball that blew up the gunpowder magazine and killed 270 of the 320 men, women and children within its walls.

Two Egg TV is producing a full-length documentary on the history of the fort. Here is a first preview:

Please click here to read more about the fort from www.exploresouthernhistory.com.

2nd Seminole/Creek War on the Apalachicola River, FL

U.S. regular and militia forces battled bands of refugee Creek warriors engaged in a bloody war for survival along Florida’s Apalachicola River in 1836-1843.  The following full-length program from Two Egg TV features a discussion by historian and author Dale Cox recorded at the Apalachicola Arsenal & Conference Center in Chattahoochee, FL.

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