Wednesday, January 23, 2008
New Port St. Joe, Florida pages are now online
Our new section on the historic sites of Port St. Joe and St. Joseph Bay, Florida, is now online. Although we will be expanding the section over coming days, pages now up include the story of St. Joseph, Florida's "lost city." Other pages detail Fort Creveceour, the Constitutional Convention State Museum and the historic Old St. Joseph Cemetery.
Port St. Joe now stands on the site once occupied by the historic city of St. Joseph. Home to 12,000 people during the late 1830s, St. Joseph was then Florida's largest city. The site of the 1838-1839 Constitutional Convention and home to Florida's first railroad, St. Joseph was virtually wiped out by a yellow fever epidemic and hurricane.
To learn more of this fascinating story and to explore the historic sites of Port St. Joe, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com. You will see the heading on the main page.