Looking to spice up a route from Clearwater to SE Alabama I found a chance to visit something I had read about but never bothered to find.
You'll have to suffer through horrible roads like this to get there.
Soon you will arrive at what is a hidden historical spot in Florida's history.
Since it's hard to read the inscription, here is what is written:
This monument erected under authority of an act of the legislature of Florida in 1921 as a just tribute of the people of Florida to commemorate the victory of the Battle Of The Natural Bridge. March 6, 1865. And to keep in cherished memory those brave men and boys who, in the hour of sudden danger, pushed from home, desk and field and from the West Florida Seminary and joining a few disciplined troops by their united valor and patrician saved their capital from the invaders. Tallahassee being the only capital of the south not captured by the enemy during the War Between The States.
So if you are cruising around the Tallahassee area be sure to stop and check it out. History is being erased from our country left and right due to growth. Just recently this area was listed as one of the top 10 endangered historical areas in the US. Luckily attention was brought to it and the State Of Florida stepped up and took steps to preserve the surrounding area. Good move !!!
And of course if you happen to ride there ... bonus points are earned.