Description:Description:The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program that did not accomplish its goals—the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions created by the WPA. This program views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects.

In the fall of 1836, Territorial Governor Richard K. Call led a beleaguered campaign against the Seminoles occupying the Cove of the Withlacoochee. The offensive culminated in the Battle of the Wahoo Swamp (Nov. 18th-21st) marking the last major battle in the Withlacoochee theater. Recently, the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute conducted a National Park Service ABPP grant funded project to examine the history and archaeology of the Battle of Wahoo Swamp. This projected combined archaeological methods with insight from local historians to assess the layout of the battlefield. Norman will discuss the history of Call's campaign and the results of the archaeological fieldwork of the campaign's final engagement.

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*POSTPONED* 04/02/2020: Coffee and Conversations with Dr. Sean Norman: The Battle of Wahoo Swamp

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