INDIAN SHORES, Fla. — A new monument honoring the legacy of an indigenous group was unveiled Thursday morning in Indian Shores.
The collaboration between the town of Indian Shores and Legacy Vacation Resorts - Indian Shores gave birth to the structure, which honors the Tocobaga — the Native people of the region.
The newly-debuted monument is located at James J. Lawrence Veterans Memorial Park inside Tiki Gardens.
Visitors can expect to see a plaza with a bronze sculpture of a man, woman and a grandmother holding a baby based on the town’s logo.
City leaders say the memorial will be a place for people in the community to come together and "reflect on the rich history of the Tocobaga." There will also be a new sidewalk, sponsored by the resort, that is a direct path to the beach.
"The overall design of the plaza was created by local artist Steve Graff and the bronze sculpture was hand crafted by Geza Gaspar," a news release explains. "Construction was handled by Tampa-based firm SIGNSTAR."