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Fort Cooper Days to Reenact Second Seminole War Battle 3/11-12

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on February 21, 2017

The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder will greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness as we celebrate Fort Cooper Days on March 11 and 12.

Experience Florida’s history…the April 1836 skirmishes of the Second Seminole War on the shores of Lake Holathlikaha.

A battle between Florida Seminole Indians and Georgia Battalion soldiers will be reenacted both days of Fort Cooper Days.

Watch as volunteers re-enact an attack between a tribe of Seminoles and members of the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers. Re-enactments occur at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day.

A special feature to this year’s weekend festivities will be a Hoop Dance, performed by Cody Boettner at 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. both days. Cody, a member of the Muskogee Creek Tribe, recently competed in the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest in Phoenix, AZ and won 8th place in the world!

Experience living history at Fort Cooper Days.

Come and enjoy modern and period artisans, living history demonstrations, exhibits, food and refreshments. Admission: Adults through 13 yrs. old $6.00, 12 yrs. and under are free. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Cooper.


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