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‘Saltwater Railroad’ had its roots on popular Florida beach

‘Saltwater Railroad’ had its roots on popular Florida beach

They met on South Florida’s beaches apprehensively, seeking flight to a better life in the Bahamas. If they were fortunate, they would haggle a fair price and board a boat bound for Andros Island.

Re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Mose.

Historic re-enactment celebrates North America’s first free black settlement

The village near St. Augustine was created in 1738 — 37 years before the first shots were fired in the Revolutionary War. Fort Mose (pronounced “Moh-say”) would become an asylum for runaway slaves from the Carolinas and Georgia who sought refuge from slavery in the British colonies.