The Heritage Collection

Take Stock in the Clock

The First National Bank clock was placed in service in 1924 but, by 2010, had fallen into disrepair. A group from the Walton County Heritage Association, led by former president Ken Little, developed a campaign to pay for the repair of the clock. Those who donated to the campaign were

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Gulf Power Company Ashtray

Attorney James E. (Jim) Moore was an author and character actor who appeared at many local functions. The ashtray pictured was given to him on November 21, 1963, in appreciation for his presentation before Gulf Power Company’s Management Club. To open his talk, Jim related a humorous story he heard

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Forward Movement Is Still Going Strong in DeFuniak

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Sept. 6 — (Special).–DeFuniak Springs continues to move forward. The pace: The Hygeia people will put in a large plant to manufacture, bottle and distribute their product, Coca-Cola. This plant will supply Crestview, Chlpley and surrounding towns, and DeFuniak Springs and Walton county. Daily capacity 1,20O cases. The

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Hotels

COMMERCIAL HOTEL, DeFuniak, Fla.–New management; newly furnished; free bath and sample rooms; good meals and good beds. Traveling men especially solicited. Rates $2 per day. Mrs. M. H. Stanley, Prop. . . . . . BROWN HOUSE–DeFuniak Springs. Good bed, airy rooms, elegant meals; free bath and sample rooms. Special

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Fifteenth Plant

The manufacturing and bottling plant of the Hygeia Company to be erected in DeFuniak will be the fifteenth owned by that company in the south. The DeFuniak plant will equal in size the plants at Pensacola and Anniston, Ala. [Source: The Pensacola Journal, September 9, 1924, Page 2.]

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DeFuniak to Have Bottling Plant

Hygeia Works to Be Installed; Will Have Capacity of 1,200 Cases Daily. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Sept 6 — (Special) The Hygeia, or Coca-Cola, people will put in a manufacturing and bottling plant in DeFuniak Springs. The Hygeia distributing plant for DeFuniak the eastern part of the city, and the Springs and

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Hygeia Coca Cola Bottling Plant

In June of 1903 L. G. Crosby became sole owner of the new Pensacola Coca Cola franchise. In September of that year he produced the first bottle of Coca Cola in the Pensacola plant. By 1924 Crosby had succeeded in running this competitors out of business and was the only

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