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History of the Turpentine Industry in N Florida
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When
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Address
C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave. (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL 32322

Phone Number
(850) 697-2141

Email
carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com

History of the Turpentine Industry in N Florida

10 am-Noon.  Free & open to the public. The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program entitled, “History of the Turpentine Industry in North Florida” featuring Barbara Clark, North Central Region Director for Florida Public Archaeology. (FPAN) and Bonnie Allen, Park Services Specialist, Florida Park Service. Learn about the impact the turpentine industry also known as naval stores, had on Florida’s history and economy including racial relations during Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era and industrial innovation. It will also provide insight into the local history of the turpentine industry in the Big Bend Region and highlight some of Zora Neale Hurston's research at turpentine camps. This free program will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 10 am - 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL.

Barbara Clark, North Central Region Director for Florida Public Archaeology (FPAN). Barbara Clark is a Registered Professional Archaeologist who specializes in historic archaeology, 19th and early 20th century. Her interests include the turpentine and lumber industry, specifically focusing on the social aspects of "camp life".

Bonnie Allen is a Park Services Specialist for the Tallahassee-St. Marks Area Parks at the Florida Park Service, including Natural Bridge Battlefield, San Marcos de Apalache, Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad and St. Marks River Preserve. Her home town is Apalachicola and she first started with the Florida Park Service at St. George Island State Park 35 years ago. Her grandfather was C.C. Land who had a turpentine still and cattle in Eastpoint. In the Florida State Parks, she has developed a display of turpentining items for local festivals and events.

There is no fee for this program. Donations are gladly accepted to defray costs. Sponsorship for this series generously provided by C-Quarters Marina, Centennial Bank, and Shaun Donahoe Realty. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, contact 850-697-2141 or carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com.  

 

 

 

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