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The Talk of the Day

The item below appeared in the New York Tribune on September 17, 1886. The De Funiak Springs Signal was a newspaper. The De Funiak Springs (Fla.) Signal calls St. Michael’s Church, Charleston, the Westminster Abbey of America, and appeals to Americans of all creeds to contribute to its restoration. [Contributed

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Independence Day

The following item appeared in the Richmond Dispatch on July 4, 1886: Yesterday at Defuniak Springs, Fla., Independence-day was celebrated with the grandest ceremonies and largest crowd ever assembled in Florida. The gray and blue mingled in doing honor to the day. [Contributed by Robert Daniel]

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