Campfire Corner 2014

There will be a variety of thought-provoking discussions throughout the day.

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited seating and shade available at the Swamp Heritage Festival, so please feel free to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and plenty of sunscreen and a hat to wear for protection from the sun.

 
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Lynwood Scott

11:30-12:00
Presenter:
Lynwood Scott
Outdoorsman

Come reminisce with Linwood by seeing photos from his family album and hearing about his experiences of growing up and spending time with friends and family in the Big Cypress Swamp. Mr. Scott will tell stories of growing up in Big Cypress Swamp while sharing photos from his family album.

 

 
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Jillian Sanchez, 2013 Swamp Buggy Queen and her court

12:00-12:30
Presenter:
Katie Larsen and her court: 1st Runner Up Taylor Gunnlaugson, 2nd Runner Up Kaci Thoman, 3rd Runner Up Marissa Fischer
2014 Naples Swamp Buggy Queen & Court, from Florida Sports Park

Ever been to the swamp buggy races? Come attend this program to hear from the 2014 Swamp Buggy Queen & her court about what a swamp buggy is, history of swamp buggy races, and how they became interested in becoming the Swamp Buggy Queen and earning their scholarships.
SwampBuggy.com

 

 
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Superintendent Pedro Ramos

12:30-12:45
Presenter: Pedro Ramos
Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve

Superintendent Ramos will welcome everyone to the fourth annual Swamp Heritage Festival.

 

 

12:45-1:00
Break

 

 
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Monroe Station, 1932

1:00-1:30
Presenter:
Ray Williams & Laurene Tibbs
Residents of the historic Monroe Station during the latter half of the 1940s

Brother and sister will share stories about Monroe Station from 1945-1950.

 

 
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America's smallest post office

1:30-2:00
Presenter:
Shannon Mitchell & Michele Smith
Postmistresses

Shannon Mitchell and Michele Smith will talk about the history of the smallest post office in the United States while also telling stories about their experiences working there and living in the community.

 

 

2:00-2:30
Break

 

 
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Houston Cypress

2:30-3:00
Presenter:
Houston Cypress
Miccosukee Tribal Representative

Join Miccosukee Tribal Representative Houston Cypress, to hear Miccosukee history in South Florida.

 

 
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Amy Bennet Williams

3:00-3:30
Presenter:
Amy Bennet Williams
News Press storyteller, Author, and Speaker

Bennet Williams (from WGCU) will read her captivating essays she has written about South Florida.

 
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The Big Cypress Birthday Bash and the 2014 Swamp Heritage Festival are made possible through the support of our partners and sponsors.
 

This festival provides a venue for individuals and groups with a deep connection to the Big Cypress Swamp an opportunity to share stories of the past and hopes for the future related to this special place. The views and opinions of participants are not necessarily those of the National Park Service.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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