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2:00 pm

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, 34950-3080 United States

Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century.

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6:30 pm

Remembering Paradise Park

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Osceola Branch Library, 305 Campus Street
Kissimmee, FL 34747 United States

In 1949, during the days of Jim Crow, when African Americans did not have access to many of the nation’s recreation areas, Silver Springs’ owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did something no other Florida attraction did: they opened a parallel attraction for African Americans downriver from the headspring, calling...

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