Part of the Tequesta Trail can be found in the residential neighborhood of Forest Ridge in Davie, FL. At one point along the winding road that is shaded by a canopy of live oak trees just past Forest Ridge’s grand main entrance, there is a sign marker that is sponsored by the Archeological and Historical Conservancy which reads:
“The Tequesta Indians and their ancestors inhabited Pine Island from circa 3000 BC through 1500 AD. The Tequesta inhabited southeast Florida from Boca Raton southward to Key West. Historians estimate that as many as 20,000 Indians may have lived in South Florida before they became extinct from diseases contracted from Europeans.
On August 31, 1989, archeologists unearthed during road construction the remains of a Tequesta Village at this site. Near this sign are the remains of an ancient Tequesta settlement that is at least 2,000 years old.”
Resources worth checking out:
- The Broward County Parks and Recreation Divison offers opportunities for us to experience some of Broward County’s natural and historical areas.
- The Town of Davie has put together some interesting information about Westridge Park and the Pine Island Ridge Trail, including points of interest and a map.