From Bradenton Herald com, January 21, 2020
There’s history buried beneath the land city officials want to use for the eastern extension of the Riverwalk, and a group of archaeologists are working to preserve it for future generations.
Reflections of Manatee, a local historical group, invited the public Monday to join them for a tour of the excavation site at the Manatee Mineral Springs Park in the 1300 block of Fourth Avenue East. Organizers say they’ve already found a treasure trove of priceless artifacts left behind in the African-American settlement of Angola in the early 19th century.
More than 100 visitors took part in the tour Monday morning for a “phenomenal” showing that highlighted the community’s interest in history.
Read more about this project here.