“Standing at the Feet of a Great Man:” Are Dr. John Gorrie’s feet in Marianna?

A favorite part of the tours we sometimes give of the Battle of Marianna and the grounds of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is always the stop at the graves of  Caroline Myrick Gorrie and her son, Sen. John Gorrie. That’s where visitors learn about the feet of a great man! Dr. John Gorrie was around 30-years-old when […]

New Program: Fort Gadsden turns 200!

This week marks the 200th anniversary of the building of Fort Gadsden at Prospect Bluff on Florida’s Apalachicola River. Two Egg TV is marking the occasion with the release of our new program Fort Gadsden: American Power in Spanish Florida: To learn more about the British occupation of Prospect Bluff during the War of 1812 and […]

Double Lynching at Marianna, Florida

Lynching is usually represented to be a racial crime – and it often was – but the first recorded lynching in Jackson County had nothing to do with race. A mob strung up James Avant and William Powers in Marianna on June 20, 1845. Both men were white: In our last paper we spoke of […]

Riding the Apalachicola River with Capt. Gill

Join us for a journey through the estuary of the Apalachicola River with Capt. Gill Autrey: You can learn more about Capt. Gill’s River Cruises by visiting  www.captgill.com. Here are some additional photos from our cruise on the lower Apalachicola River: If you would like to see more about historic Apalachicola, Florida, click below for […]

Apalachicola & Choctawhatchee Rivers at Flood Stage (Jan. 24, 2017)

  The crest is moving downstream on the Apalachicola, Chipola and Choctawhatchee Rivers as water from this weekend’s storms continues to flow into all three. (Scroll down the page for more photos!) Here are river conditions as of 3 p.m. this afternoon. Please note that forecasts can change. Apalachicola River at Chattahoochee FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT […]

Exploring the wreck of the paddlewheel boat Albany

The paddlewheel steamer Albany has been a landmark of Florida’s Apalachicola River for 90 years. Two Egg TV obtained special permission to visit her wreck for this story: A U.S. government snagboat, the Albany operated on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers from around 1928 until 1959. She was tied up and abandoned at Chattahoochee […]

Excerpt: The Fort at Prospect Bluff documentary

The Fort at Prospect Bluff (or “Negro Fort”) was built by the British in 1814 and destroyed by U.S. forces in 1816. It was the scene of the deadliest cannon shot in American history, a 9-pound cannonball that blew up the gunpowder magazine and killed 270 of the 320 men, women and children within its […]

John Gorrie statue threatened with removal

A South Florida legislator wants to see the statue of Dr. John Gorrie pulled down and removed from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gorrie, a 19th century resident of Apalachicola, was the inventor of the ice machine and artificial refrigeration. His work and theories paved the way for the development of air conditioning, […]