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Spring Speaker Series: February - Beloved local historian James Hargrove as William Augustus Bowles

  • 20 Feb 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Raney Carriage House 126 Market Street Apalachicola


New AAHS Director will entertain us with the tales of "local pirate" William Augustus Bowles. In his short but adventure-packed life, Bowles was shipwrecked on St George Island in 1799. He was rescued by a British surveyor working in the area. He formed with local Indian tribes the "State of Muskogee" and declared war against Spain in 1800. His exploits against Spain were instrumental in the issue of the land grant known as the Fores Purchase

Because of the unusual circumstances of Covid -19 the location of these events may change. Unless otherwise noted AAHS Spring Spreaker Series with be held in the Carriage House, at the Raney House, 126 Market Street, Apalachicola.For more information check our webpage: apalachicolahistoricalsociety.org or our Facebook page: or call 850-653-1700




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