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Updated: 08/21/2014 08:00:01AM

Quilt challenge, art contest held for historic Pine Level

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY DESOTO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOWARD AND VELMA MELTON HISTORICAL RESEARCH LIBRARY

Pine Level was once the county seat of a large area of west central Florida. It was established in 1866 but because of its remote location it was destined to decline. When the county was divided in May 1887, Pine Level became the seat of the newly formed DeSoto County until Arcadia was chosen in November 1888. Area historical, archaeological and art council organizations are celebrating its listing on the National Register of Historic Places with an event planned for Oct. 18.

By KAREN SMOKE

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DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council in Arcadia is issuing a Call for Art and Quilt Challenge in conjunction with the Pine Level Public Art and Archaeology Day to be held Oct.18. The DeSoto County Historical Society and the Florida Public Archaeology Network West Central Region will host the event to learn more about the community and the people who lived there between 1866 and 1888 and to celebrate its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pine Level, Florida was established in 1866 as the new county seat of old Manatee County (formed in 1855). By 1887 the little community grew and had a small commercial center, but because of its remote location it was destined to decline. When the county was divided in May 1887, Pine Level became the seat of the newly formed DeSoto County until Arcadia was chosen in November 1888. For a summary of the historical background of the community and existing photos and drawings of the original 40 acre town site, see http://www.historicdesoto.org/Page2.html.

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