By Anna Reardon, Staff Writer, DeFuniak Springs Herald-Breeze, December 28, 1972, Page 1Published by the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County, Volume XIX, Number 66, Winter 1995, Pages 52-53. The man for whom the town of DeFuniak Springs was named, was a Frenchman, according to his grandson, Colonel William Q. DeFuniak… Continue reading →
Highway 90 Drive-in in DeFuniak Springs Trail Drive-in in DeFuniak Springs Starlite Drive-in in Paxton/Laurel Hill If you have any information about these movie drive-ins, please write to DianeMerkel@cox.net.
Santa Rosa Beach Destin Log – July 18, 1984 The Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation would like to find the map referenced in this article: If you have information about the map or know where John Andrew Fleury is now, please contact Diane Merkel at DianeMerkel@cox.net.
Note: The following article was compiled from numerous articles published over the years. Please leave a comment or send an email to WaltonCountyHeritage@cox.net if you can correct or clarify this brief history. Thank you! A ferry was established in 1921 that linked Point Washington with the northern communities of Walton… Continue reading →
As of March 16, 1913 (This was before Okaloosa County was formed and before the eastern part of Santa Rosa peninsula left Washington County to become the southern part of Walton County.) Argyle Bearhead Bolton Bruce Crestview Darlington Dearland DeFuniak Dorcas Ealum Freeport Garden City Glendale Gordon Lakewood Laurel Hill… Continue reading →
This advertisement (and similar ones) ran weekly in the Pensacola News Journal during the first quarter of 1906. No follow-up articles have been found, so the fates of the child and his kidnapper remain mysteries. A Hugh A. Douglass is buried in the Euchee Valley Cemetery, but the father of… Continue reading →
THANK FRANCE; the phrase is derived from “école normale,” which was used for institutions designed to instill standards of pedagogy and curriculum in teachers-to-be, says Debbie Schaefer-Jacobs, associate curator in the Division of Cultural and Community Life at the National Museum of American History. America’s ﬁrst state-sponsored normal school opened… Continue reading →
The following list is from Victor Silvestri’s excellent publication, Encyclopedia of Florida Sheriffs, which is available from the Walton County Heritage Museum Gift Shop. The two-volume set has biographies of every sheriff who served in Florida from 1821 until 2008. Four Walton County Sheriffs died while in office: J. Murdock… Continue reading →