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Miranda Home
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 27° 44.616 W 082° 38.083
17R E 338879 N 3069870
Quick Description: Located on Driftwood Rd S.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2017 12:43:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMWBBW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 2

Long Description:
In this vicinity stood the home of Abel Miranda, Seminole War veteran, who moved to the Pinellas Peninsula in the late 1850's. In February, 1862, the Union blockading squadron off Egmont Key sailed into Big Bayou and attacked the home. It was burned, the animals killed, and the gardens destroyed. The Miranda family fled during the action and no one was injured. This was the only armed conflict in Pinellas County during the War Between the States.
Marker Number: F-43

Date: 1961

County: Pinellas

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials

Website: Not listed

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