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DeFuniak Springs Female College

This may be why many people believe the Florida State College for Women — now Florida State University — was started in DeFuniak Springs. That is not true, but what became of this initiative is not known. Please let us know if you can solve the mysteries of who was Mrs. Cummings, where was College Hill, and what became of this idea. Was this, perhaps, to become Palmer College?

Source: The Daily News (Pensacola, Florida) June 23, 1889, Page 2.

Whigs in Walton County, 1845

. . . In Walton County there was, we learn, a large and harmonious meeting of the whigs on the 6th last. Judge McLeod presided and Daniel G. McLean, Esq., acted as Secretary. The nomination of Gen. Call as the candidate for governor of the state was responded to and adopted without a dissenting voice. At the same meeting, Col. Henry G. Ramsey was nominated as the candidate for the Senate for the District composed of the counties of Walton and Washington, and Alexander Turner, Esq., was nominated for the House. We regret to learn, however, that the whigs of Walton are so confident in their strength, that owing mainly to some mere local disagreements, they have put forward another candidate, Angus Gillis, Esq. Yet our whig friends may rest satisfied that this disagreement will not affect the whig cause. Walton is nearly four to one for the whigs, and is secure of a whig Senator and Representative. The opposition have nominated Judge David Gartman, of Yellow River, for the House and Col. W. Taber, of Washington County, for the Senate. . . .

Pensacola Gazette, May 10, 1845

[Contributed by Brian L. Rucker, Ph.D.]