Confederate Reunion

The following item appeared in The Chipley Banner on March 11, 1899: CONFEDERATE REUNION. Headquarters First Florida Brigade, U. C. V. Pensacola, Fla., Feb. 22, 1899. General Order No. 4: The Brigadier-Gen. commanding announces that the second reunion of the First Brigade, Florida Division, U. C. V., will take place… Continue 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 morning… Continue reading

National Forest Headquarters

This item appeared in the Bradford County Telegraph (Starke, Florida) on September 30, 1910: The headquarters of the [Choctawhatchee] and Ocala National Forest will be moved from DeFuniak Springs to Pensacola and the supervisor in charge of these forests is making preparations to [transfer] the office. This will be done… Continue reading

Funding for Waterworks, Sewerage, and a Public School Building

The following is from Acts and Resolutions Adopted by the Legislature of Florida at Its Eleventh Regular Session (April 2 to May 31, 1907) Under the Constitution of A.D. 1885. The Walton County representative was J. F. Richbourg of Laurel Hill. [Contributed by Robert Daniel]

Hearing to Fund the Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs

From Hearings Before a Special Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, House of Representatives, on Bills for Public Buildings at [among other places] De Funiak Springs, Fla. (Statement of Mr. Kehoe), February 5 , 1919, Washington, D.C., page 50-52. According to the Preface of this volume of… Continue reading

Early Plans for St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church

The following is from the “Report of the Archdeacon of the Western Convocation” from the Journal of the Forty-sixth Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Florida, held in Fernandina, Florida, May 1 – 4, 1889, page 22. The Archdeacon was P. H. Whaley. The DeFuniak… Continue 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 the… Continue reading