John Oliver Rutan

The 1937 Walton High School basketball team members were (front row, left to right): Ed Taylor, Dawson Cawthon, Gerdon Tappan, John Rutan, Jeb Stuart Gaston, (middle row) Woody Wesley, Bob Hatcher, Frank Mzwreck, Earl Wesley, Kenneth Sconiers, Charles Taylor, (back row) Buddy Lowery, coaches Shorty Waites, Grey Wilson, and Ox… Continue reading

Governor Fuller Warren

This photograph of Walton High School’s first football team was taken on the grounds of Palmer College in 1921. The linemen were (from left) Walter Donnelley, Theo Griffith, Fuller Warren, Ralph “Bud” McBroom, Cletus Fuqua, Clyde McKenzie, and Earnest Walker. The backs were Ralph Spiers, Buell Ogburn, Bert McCall, and… Continue reading

Movie Theaters in DeFuniak Springs

The Murray Theatre was built in 1921 and later became the Ritz Theater. “Requiem for a Heavyweight” was distributed in 1962, so this photograph is most likely from that era. The theater is still on Baldwin Avenue and is called the Chautauqua Theater. It is used for theatrical performances. The… Continue reading