The Tequesta Trail at Forest Ridge in Davie, Florida

trail signPart 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.”

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4 Responses to “The Tequesta Trail at Forest Ridge in Davie, Florida”

  1. Elizabeth Kostecki Says:

    I’d like to send you the events for Flamingo Gardens. How do I do that?

  2. Leanne Paynter Says:

    I love Flamingo Gardens and would be happy to know about and mention events happening there on my blog. I’ll send you my e-mail address.

  3. Will Murphy Says:

    The trails in Davie are great, and underutilized.

    I would like to send you information on two events we are putting on in South Florida as fundraisers for the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre (www.FLCT.org) One is an adventure race, the West Lake Challenge, 29 March in West Lake Park in Hollywood. The other is a dragon boat regatta in Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield on 19 April.

    How can I send you the information?

  4. Leanne Paynter Says:

    I completely agree with you about the trails in Davie.

    I just sent you an e-mail and hope to be of help in getting the word out about the fundraiser events.


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