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History and the Apalachicola River Basin - History is the study of the past. We live in the present and plan for the future. So why should we care about things that happened many years ago in the Apalachicola River basin?
Peter Stearns offers two reasons for knowing your history:
There are different ways to look at history. History can be studied from a geographic standpoint (e.g., the history of a county or state), a time period standpoint (e.g., The First Spanish Period from 1513 to 1763), or from a topical standpoint (e.g., the history of tourism in Florida). Because the ARROW project confines itself to a particular area (i.e., the six counties immediately bordering the Apalachicola River and Wakulla County), it makes sense to deal with history from a geographic standpoint.
By clicking on one of the history links to the left, one can get either a region-wide history of the project area or specific county histories. If you have additional historical information for either the region or for one of the counties that you think should be included on one of our historical web pages, please contact us.
History is an on-going and continual process. The actions and decisions being made today in your local community will be your children's history. Make sure that tomorrow's history for your local community will be one that you can speak of with pride.