Rubye Walden Burton

Rubye Irene Holland was born in Georgia on January 12, 1900. She first married a man named John H. Littlefield. That union ended at some point, and Rubye then married Talmer Marion Walden. Rubye and Talmer Walden moved to DeFuniak Springs in the early 1930s to open an automobile dealership

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James McLean

There are several James McLeans in the early history of Walton County. This one is discussed in John Love McKinnon’s book, History of Walton County. A gentleman named Anthony Brownell built a large hotel near what we now know as Ponce de Leon State Park. The hotel did well for

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Handmade Quilt

Handmade quilts such as the one pictured here were common in homes throughout Walton County. This one was used at the old DeFuniak Hotel, which was on Baldwin Avenue, until the 1960s. [Accession No. 2002-11-11: Donated by James E. Moore]

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Milk Can

Milk cans similar to this were used at the five dairies that were in the DeFuniak Springs area in the early 1900s. [Accession No. 2002-11-6: Donated by James E. Moore]

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Adams Motel

The pink area rug shown below was once in the Adams Motel on Highway 90 in DeFuniak Springs. It was owned by Hugh Adams who owned the motel. [Accession No. 2002-9: Donated by Vivian Powell]

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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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