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Perspectives: Spanish Missions Conference

Florida’s earliest Spanish settlers built a string of Missions across the northern part of “La Florida”, which spawned a remarkable connection with the native Aplachee peoples.  The history and modern-day impact of that connection is the focus of the Spanish Missions in Florida and the Borderlands Conference, set to happen at the Monticello Opera House October 5-7.  To talk about it: Jefferson County writer, historian and philosopher Dr. Anne Holt; Jack Carswell whose Jefferson County roots reach back nearly two centuries; Dr. Tanya Peres with the Florida State University Department of Anthropology; and David Ward, associate scholar with the Aucilla Research Institute.