Street Fair in DeFuniak Springs

The Billboard was a weekly magazine published in Cincinnati, Ohio, that listed events across the country. The following listing for DeFuniak Springs appeared under the heading “Street Fairs and Carnivals” in the issue for September 15, 1900. A similar listing appeared in 1901, showing the dates for the street fair… Continue reading

State Senator Johnnie Wright

From “Today in Florida History” on, a blog of The Florida Times-Union: Nov. 2nd, 1948 Johnnie Wright of DeFuniak Springs was elected to the Florida State Sentate on this date. Wright, age 23 years and 7 months, was one of two members of the Senate at this young age…. Continue reading