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History Museum Hosts Online Presentation About Florida Cattle Ranching Nov. 17

The Lake Wales History Museum is hosting an online presentation as part of its Florida Speaker Series: Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition by Bob Stone.

The session explores and celebrates the history of culture of the nation's oldest cattle ranching state. Few realize that cattle first came to the U.S. through Florida, introduced by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1521.

The presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 lets attendees see and hear all the aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions, including Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, the vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.

At the time of the event go to:

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United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 650-105-485

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