John W. Griffin


While the search for documentary evidence and the writing of articles and monographs on the history of Florida finds continued and increasing interest, the locations in Florida at which historic events occurred often lie neglected and all but forgotten. Such was the case of Fort Gadsden, a monument to the War of 1812 and to Andrew Jackson’s military forays into Spanish Florida. Recently, however, the United States Forest Service became interested in preserving and marking this structure as a historic site, and asked for the cooperation of the Florida Park Service in undertaking the background study necessary in such a program.