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Outlaws, High Men and Villains of Florida
April 22, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Florida has been a refuge for outcasts and scoundrels for centuries. There’s William Bowles, who, as a teenager, was recognized by King George III in 1781 as Chief of the Embassy for Creek and Cherokee nations, and who (with British backing) would raid Spanish ships and found the State of Muskogee. There’s also modern villains like Charles Ponzi and the Tamiami Trail Strangler. This presentation, sponsored by the Estero Historical Society, will be given by local historian Jacob Winge, a fifth-generation Floridian who has been presenting living history reenactments and other types of historical programs since his teens. Admission is $10 for historical society members and $15 for non-members. Attendees are asked to pre-register, as continental breakfast will be served.