Category: Florida Chautauqua
The Sunny (?) South: Interesting Florida Letter.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLA., March 12, 1890. Leaving home on Christmas day, which in old St Clairsville was ushered in by the roar of Jackson crackers and the hurrying and scurrying and the hilarity of the small boy, which may not have been in honor of our leaving, but simply, IContinue reading
Wallace Bruce at the Chautauqua Hotel
In one of her “Bits and Pieces of Walton County History” columns, Anna Reardon wrote: “Wallace Bruce was born in Hillsdale, N.Y. on January 10, 1844. He was well-educated, graduating with honors from Yale University about 1868. . . . He married Anna Becker of Scodak Depot, N.Y. about 1870.Continue reading
Colonial Chipley Memorial Service
The following item appeared in The Chipley Banner on February 26, 1898: Rev. Madison C. Peters of New York City delivered a beautiful and impressive sermon at the tabernacle Sunday. The music was very pretty also. At 3 o’clock a memorial service was held in honor of Colonel W. D.Continue reading
Veterans’ Day at Chautauqua
This item appeared in The Chipley Banner on March 11, 1899: VETERANS’ DAY AT CHAUTAUQUA SATURDAY, MARCH 18. Veterans, don’t forget this day; it will be a day of pleasure to you: the Veterans will have charge of the great Tabernacle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A special programContinue reading
Daughters and Veterans at DeFuniak
The following item appeared in The Pensacola Journal on March 27, 1908: Daughters and Veterans at DeFuniak. “A large excursion came to DeFuniak Springs on Veterans’ Day, in spite of the inclement weather Friday night, and were rewarded by having an unusually delightful weather and a strong program. The morningContinue reading
San Jose Scale on Deciduous Fruit Trees
The following report appeared in The San Jose Scale: Its Occurrences in the United States by L. O. Howard and C. L. Marlatt, published in Washington by the Government Printing Office, 1896, pages 19-20. Prof. Rolfs was in charge of the experiment station in DeFuniak Springs when he discovered theContinue reading
Out of the Mouths of Babes
William Jennings Bryan was one among many nationally famous people who spoke at the Florida Chautauqua. [Contributed by Robert Daniel]Continue reading
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