How DeFuniak Springs Acquired Its Name

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

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