Our second Speaker, on April 29th, will be David Fowler, whose five volumes set covers Florida-related excerpts from the Niles’ Weekly Register. Published between 1811 and 1849, this national publication, in its Florida postings cover the birth of this state, with thousands of articles, letters, narratives, anecdotes and personal exposes. David’s website is http://fowlerlibrary.com or http://www.nilesflorida.com/ .
David’s interests include many early Florida-related subjects, like the journal of Andrew Elliott (available on archive.org) which provides insight into the creation of the boundary between the United States and Spanish Florida. The “Ellicott Stone”, one of the last remaining of many markers, is a National Register Site in Mobile Alabama. Fowler also writes on the history of the Fort Mims Massacre of 1813, which was a precursor to the first Seminole War.
We can almost guarantee you will enjoy this delightful and knowledgeable speaker, so please join us on Sunday April 29th at the Raney Carriage House at 128 Market Street.