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History of Robert’s Ranch

January 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 1521, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s attempted to settle Florida at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. While the settlement failed, some of the expedition’s cattle remained. By the 1600s, 20,000 head of cattle supported early Spanish settlements and missions. The industry flourished despite all the flags that flew over Florida. Open range, unclaimed herds, and the lawless frontier ultimately created Cattle Barons, wide-open cow towns, rustlers, and a new breed of tough cow-hunters. The story of cattle ranching in Florida reads like a “wild west” novel but is still part of the fabric of everyday life in our state’s interior. Join Museum Manager Theresa Schober to hear about how this history is learned and lived at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch.

Details

Date:
January 8
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.colliermuseums.com/about/museum-locations/immokalee-pioneer-museum-at-roberts-ranch

Organizer

Estero Historical Society
Phone:
239-272-1911
Email:
esterohistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Website:
esterohistoricalsociety.com

Venue

EHS Cottage
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Phone:
239-272-1911
Website:
http://esterohistoricalsociety.com
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