Dale Cox Presents "Milly Francis: The Life & Times of the Creek Pocahontas"
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park invites you to a presentation by North Florida Author Dale Cox on his newest book “Milly Francis: The Life & Times of the Creek Pocahontas”. This book is the true story of the Creek woman who, at the age of 15, saved the life of an American soldier named Duncan McCrimmon, a man who had come to the area near Fort San Marcos de Apalache with Andrew Jackson's army to make war on her people during the First Seminole War. Her act of mercy stunned a grateful nation and sparked a reconsideration of America's attitudes toward its original inhabitants.
Author Dale Cox is a Southern writer and historian based in the community of Two Egg, Florida. Born in Georgia, he is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and culture, including “The Battle of Natural Bridge” and "The Scott Massacre of 1817: A Seminole War Battle in Gadsden County, Florida". Mr. Cox will give an overview of the book and talk about the life of Milly Francis. He will have copies of the book available for purchase, with all proceeds going to benefit San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. The presentation will take place inside the Museum and is free with paid Museum admission fee of $2.00 per person. The park is located at 148 Old Fort Road in St. Marks, Florida.
For more information, go to www.floridastateparks.org/sanmarcos or contact Terri Messler at 850-925-6216.