Loxahatchee Battlefield Park, a magical place

As I was handing out brochures at the welcoming tent during today’s Fall Muster with the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, I heard the distinct sound of someone walking up the drive behind me. I turned to hand them a flyer and started to open my mouth to speak, but then I realized no one was there.

Battlefield reenactment at Loxahatchee Battlefield Park, Fall Muster, November 16,  2013
Battlefield reenactment at Loxahatchee Battlefield Park, Fall Muster, November 16, 2013

Loxahatchee Battlefield Park is a truly magical place. When I’m there alone, I feel as if I’m being watched, especially when I visit the Tree of Tears, where injured and dying soldiers laid to rest under the shade during the Second Seminole War.

I’m proud to be a member of the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, a group that has worked tirelessly to preserve the battlefield in Jupiter, protecting it from developers and others who would destroy it for their own monetary gain.

If you find yourself in south Florida, remember to check out local history. Despite what you’ve been taught in school, there’s so much going on here. There’s a rich history hidden behind Florida’s tourism, and it’s important to spread awareness of this.

Share this post, get the word out, and come see for yourself!

Rosa Sophia on the far right, working with the ladies at the welcoming tent at the Fall Muster, November 16, 2013.
Rosa Sophia on the far right, working with the ladies at the welcoming tent at the Fall Muster, November 16, 2013.
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