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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wells and Cellars

— Colonial Archaeological Trail —

 
 
Wells and Cellars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2021
1. Wells and Cellars Marker
Inscription.  Archaeologists discovered several wells in the courtyard of Don Luís Joseph de Ullate's compound. This well, originally made from wooden barrels stacked on top of each other with their bottoms knocked out, supplied fresh water to the Spanish. When the well was no longer in use, colonists threw sand and trash into the shaft to fill the hole. Archaeologists also found a wooden cold storage cellar nearby.

Archaeologists from UWF excavated the Commanding Officer's Compound, revealing a First Spanish well and cold storage. Images courtesy of the UWF Archaeology Institute. Barrel currently on display at the Florida Public Archaeology Network's Destination Archaeology Resource Center.
 
Erected by University of West Florida Historic Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyColonial Era.
 
Location. 30° 24.517′ N, 87° 12.759′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from Zaragoza
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Street east of South Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east. Located in Museum Plaza behind the Pensacola Museum of History. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pensacola FL 32508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Period (here, next to this marker); First Spanish Period (here, next to this marker); Colonial Cooking (here, next to this marker); Second Spanish Period (here, next to this marker); Archaeology in Pensacola (here, next to this marker); Commanding Officer's Compound (here, next to this marker); British Period (a few steps from this marker); Stop and Smell the Roses (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
More about this marker. The Colonial Archaeological Trail is a collection of outdoor exhibits relating the Spanish, British, and American occupations of Pensacola. This interpretive trail highlights the rich deposits of colonial history and archaeology in the heart of downtown Pensacola.
 
Edge of Wells and Cellars Marker on left, next to rail. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2021
2. Edge of Wells and Cellars Marker on left, next to rail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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