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Egmont Key - A History

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension

Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

St. Petersburg

Egmont Key - A History

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Join us in this informative presentation and book-signing about Egmont Key by co-authors, Donald and Carol Thompson.

For hundreds of years, Egmont Key has been a strategic sentinel for ships coming into Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico.  The island's vast history reflects the major events that took place in Florida and the US with the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, Spanish-American War and WWI and WWII. In recent years, people have enjoyed the beaches, explored the ruins of Ft. Dade, and walked on the the red brick "roads to nowhere." Authors, Donald and Carol Thompson bring an appreciation of Egmont Key and "an understanding of its place in history."

2 to 3:30 pm.  


Free; advance registration required. Weedon Island Preserve,1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500;




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Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

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1800 Weedon Dr NE
St. Petersburg, 33702

Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other. For more information please call (727) 453-6500.

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