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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6M_submerged-aquatic-vegetation-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
Submerged aquatic vegetation is an important part of the Northwest Florida ecosystem. It is defined as any combination of seagrasses and algae that covers 10 to 100 percent of the riverbottom. Many of these plant species grow in underwater environ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6L_a-new-century-historical_Milton-FL.html
By the turn of the twentieth century, Simpson and Company was shipping lumber as far away as Scandinavia. Following the deaths of the partners in the Simpson Company the lumber mill was sold in 1903 to Thomas R. Lyon of Chicago, who renamed it Ste…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6K_the-longleaf-pine-historical_Milton-FL.html
Longleaf or yellow pine forests once dominated the South and spread 90 million acres from the Atlantic Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia to the West Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas. Longleaf pine developed in close association with periodic surf…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6I_the-architecture-of-bagdad-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
The historic buildings in Bagdad embody the village's history and cultural heritage, reflecting various periods of growth, and telling an important story about how the town was developed. The village boasts a wide variety of architectural styles r…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6E_bagdad-mill-site-park-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
The mill site's natural characteristics were changed in the twentieth century when it was used as a prestress concrete plant (1977-1992) and an asphalt plant (1995-1999). When the asphalt company was unable to continue their operations, the land w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6D_animals-along-the-blackwater-river-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
When William Bartram rode on horseback through the upper Florida peninsula in 1744, much of his journey was through longleaf pine forests. The landscape of the peninsula has changed since this exploratory journey, and many animal species native to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W6A_working-for-the-company-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
Bagdad was a thriving town. At its height, the mill employed about 1,200 mill workers and more than 60 businesses, churches, and schools operated in the village. A November 7, 1885, article in The Pensacola Commercial reported, "Bagdad has a popu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W66_the-early-history-of-bagdad-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
The village of Bagdad developed as a lumber mill community in the early nineteenth century, and lumber remained the principal industry of the village until 1939. Strategically placed at the confluence of Pond Creek and the Blackwater River, the vi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W63_native-trees-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
Native trees play an important role in the Northwest Florida ecosystem, and they have become even more important in recent years with the loss of natural habitats because of development and coastal deterioration. Many native trees are well-rep…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W5Z_the-ecology-of-the-blackwater-river-historical_Bagdad-FL.html
The Blackwater River begins in Bradley, Alabama, and winds approximately 60 miles before reaching Blackwater Bay. Three major tributaries—Big Juniper Creek, Big Coldwater Creek, and Pond Creek—feed the river. The Florida Legislature d…
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