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Posted on: January 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Early Days of West Florida Guest Lecture at the Destin Library

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On January 30th at 6:00 p.m., Destin historian, author, and speaker Hank Klein will present an engaging and entertaining lecture about the early history of West Florida. No registration is required for this one-hour presentation and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

H. C. “Hank” Klein has long been interested in the history of Destin, Florida, and the genealogy of his father-in-law’s and mother-in-law’s families (Marler and Shirah). Klein has written books documenting both his and his wife’s family genealogy and he has published a monthly “History Mystery” column in The Destin Log since 2013. At this presentation you will learn that the territory of Florida has changed hands many times before becoming property of the United States and that nearly a dozen times Alabama has tried to annex the Florida Panhandle among other fascinating facts.

Please call the library at 850-837-8572 if you have any questions about this event.


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