Turner Family Indian Canoe
|Turner Family Lake|
|Turner dock now high and dry - formerly used when the lake level was much higher|
|Donna Ruhl, Florida Museum of Natural History and Turner Family dogs|
|Robin and Donna assess canoe|
|Toni Wallace, FPAN Site Specialist|
So Wednesday of Thanksgiving week Donna Ruhl and Toni Wallace, FPAN Site Specialist, met with the entire wonderful Turner family and pets at the Turner camp to measure, photo and record the canoe on the FMSF. Donna measured, took a small sample for radio carbon dating and photographed the canoe. Toni recorded the info on the site form. All of the Turner family helped us, providing tools, help with recording and showing us old photos of the lake when it was much larger and deeper. Even the family dogs got into the act. We also were given a great tour of the family compound which is composed of several houses on 60 acres, purchased by their grandfather more than 60 years ago.
|Donna photographs canoe|
|Donna measures canoe|
|Donna measures Canoe|
|Donna takes a sample for radio carbon dating and wood analysis|
It is truly heartening to encounter Floridians who are conservationists and preservationists, committed to saving Florida's history for future generations. Thank you Turner family. Happy Thanksgiving!
|Happy Thanksgiving, Turner Family and thank you for being great Florida preservationists!|