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A Walk Through Time: High Springs Before the Trains

  • When: Sunday, June 3, 2018,  9:00 am -  2:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Museum, 23760 NW 187th Ave, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: free

Living History event dedicated to life before the railroad in the High Springs area. Although the actual settlement of High Springs wasn't formed until the late 1800's. It was the early settlement by the Underwood and Blanton families known as Crockett Springs formed in the 1830's that would establish this area.

Some locations dating back to the late 1600's include Spanish Missions and Timucua Villages. With the natural land bridge and the construction of the Bellamy Road thus area was a major transportation route. Surrounded by forts during the Florida Wars. During the War Between the States this area was covered by a Home Guard unit under the command of Fernando Underwood the founder of Crockett Springs.

This is a 2 day event with camp sites of Seminoles, late 1700's - 1800's representation of colonial life in Florida, Confederate recruiting areas representing the formation of the 6th Florida Battalion formed here in Alachua County. There will also be home guard and the museum will be open for visitors.

Free admission to everyone