Bradenton will expand the Riverwalk. First, (with NCF help) they’re uncovering history’s ‘hidden treasures’

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.


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