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    Seminoles Retrace Polly Parker’s Escape, Fight to Preserve History

    The year was 1858. It was the end of the third Seminole War and federal troops were trying to relocate Florida’s Seminoles to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi.
    But Polly Parker led an escape. She and the dozen others who escaped had been on a steamer called Grey Cloud headed for Arkansas from Egmont Key, an island in the middle of Tampa Bay. The ship stopped to restock lumber for its boilers in St.



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