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Historian Dale Cox to conclude library lectures Tuesday

Historian Dale Cox is the final speaker of the popular Tuesdays at Two Lecture Series at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library on Feb. 20.

Cox will offer a sneak preview of his upcoming book: The Second Seminole and Creek Wars in Northwest Florida. His presentation will reveal surprising new details about the legendary confrontation between the Seminole chief “Old Joe” and the frontier settler Micajah “Cage” King. 

Cox’s previous two visits to the library have drawn overflow crowds, and this promises to be his most exciting yet. He will describe the one-on-one battle between the chief and King in his unique style of storytelling, and he will reveal previously untold details about “Chief Joe.” No matter what you know about this story, this presentation has plenty of surprises in store.

Cox, a Southern writer and historian based in Two Egg, has authored 19 books, including his acclaimed study of the Fort at Prospect Bluff. Published in 2020, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff: The British Post on the Apalachicola and The Battle of Negro Fort” is the most detailed account ever written of the largest free Black settlement in North America and the deadly U.S. cannon shot that ended its existence. 

Cox’s noted Civil War study “The Battle of Marianna, Florida” was named best in its category by Civil War Books and Authors. His studies of the Creek and Seminole

Wars in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, including “Milly Francis: The Life & Times of the Creek Pocahontas” and “Fowltown: Neamathla, Tutalosi Talofa & the First Battle of the Seminole Wars” break new ground in Southeastern Native American scholarship.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. ET at the library located at 100 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. It is made possible with support from the Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries. Refreshments provided by local bakeries will be served prior to the event. 

For more information, call 850-229-8879 or visit www.nwrls.com

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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