After our experience Monday we should in the future try to avoid touring museums and parks on that day. Between rain showers and park closings some of our plans went awry. Our first stop was in the small town of Micanopy, the state's oldest inland town. In the early 1800s it was an Indian trading post and a peaceful place where settlers from New York built their homes and farms. Also living here were descendants of runaway slaves. In 1835 and 1836 Seminole Wars created a lot of destruction in the town and the town's name became Fort Defiance. Intentionally the U.S. army finally burned the fort, after first evacuating the people living there. In 1837 the town was rebuilt and its name restored. The town has kept many of its older buildings- now antique and curio shops occupy many of them.