The Ferries and Bridges Linking Freeport and Point Washington

Note: The following article was compiled from numerous articles published over the years. Please leave a comment or send an email to 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

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

A Wesley Wedding in Point Washington

Marie Louise “Mickey” Wesley and Kenneth Robert “Bob” Swinford were married at the Wesley House (now part of Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington) on December 19, 1938. In this photograph, the bride, wearing a dark top with a corsage, and her groom were flanked by her parents who… Continue reading