Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state.

This story puts the spotlight on Fort Barrancas in Pensacola.

On the bluffs overlooking the glistening water of Pensacola Bay on a sun-splashed fall afternoon is an historic site that might not be quite as popular as Fort Pickens visible in the distance — but is still an important piece of American history, nonetheless.

Fort Barrancas was built between 1839 and 1844, primarily on the backs of slave labor, the work on the fort done in brutal heat on most days.

 

Read the full article in the Oct. 24 issue of Navarre Press.

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