…reported by the Explore Southern History blog. The bit about Olustee is especially disturbing, since it was the largest Civil War battle in the state.
Slashing funding for state parks and historic sites is an odd move for a state that depends so heavily on tourism, particularly when it will barely make a dent in the department’s overall budget. If you’re willing to settle for an infinitesimal reduction in spending, then why pull the funds from sectors that will suffer a disproportionately large reduction in effectiveness as a result? Let’s contact some Florida state officials and ask them.