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Photographer: Manatee County Public Library Historical Image Digital Collection
Taken: January 1870
Caption: Manatee's founding settler Josiah Gates
Additional Description: Josiah Gates and his family came to settle along the Manatee River with his family in 1842 in the party led by surveyor Sam Reid. Gates became the founder and support of the village of Manatee (after 1945 known as East Bradenton). He is seen here in his church or masonic dress. Children became leaders of the community, doctors and preachers. Josiah died in December 1924.
Submitted: March 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p268940
File Size: 0.733 Megabytes
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