G. Willard Shear took this studio photograph of the 1896 DeFuniak Springs Football Team. Unfortunately, the history of this team and the names of its players remain a mystery, but it may have been the Florida State Normal School team. The team played Pensacola on February 22, 1896, and won with a score of 16 to 0.
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The State Normal School in DeFuniak Springs opened on October 3, 1887, and had 16 students.
Source: “Students Ignore History” by Taheem Williamson, February 29, 2012.
These are said to be students at the State Normal School in DeFuniak Springs, but their identities have not been proven. Please let us know if you can identify anyone.