New Program: Fort Gadsden turns 200!

This week marks the 200th anniversary of the building of Fort Gadsden at Prospect Bluff on Florida’s Apalachicola River. Two Egg TV is marking the occasion with the release of our new program Fort Gadsden: American Power in Spanish Florida: To learn more about the British occupation of Prospect Bluff during the War of 1812 and […]

Vacapachasie: Black Seminole chief in Jackson County, Florida

The story of the maroons or “Black Seminoles” is one of the most interesting in Florida history. Maroons were escaped slaves. Slavery was against the law in Spanish Florida for much of its colonial history. In fact, the first American “Underground Railroad” ran south, not north.  African slaves from the Carolinas slipped south through the […]

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 […]

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 […]