In honor of the 60th-anniversary of the Chief Tomokie monument, Mayor Bill Partington issued a proclamation March 21. “Tomoka State Park is one of Ormond Beach’s natural historic treasures,” he said in a press release. “It’s a hidden gem. I’ve been visiting the park since I was a young child and I’m proud to do anything I can do to help promote, preserve and protect it.” In the proclamation, he gave a brief history of the monument’s home. Originally it was the Timucuan village of Nocoroco, and later became the site of the British Plantation, Mount Oswald before it became Tomoka State Park.