Remember St. Joseph: Is yellow fever returning to Florida?

More than 175 years have passed since a dreaded illness called yellow fever all but wiped Florida’s largest city from the face of the map. Now a South Florida newspaper is warning that the “yellow jack” could be on its way back. The Sun-Sentinel reported on Sunday (5/6/2018) that fears are growing that a yellow fever […]

“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 […]

Archaeologists to search for Fort Hughes in Bainbridge, Georgia

An archaeological search for surviving remains of historic Fort Hughes will begin in Georgia this week. The project is a community service of Two Egg TV. Brian Mabelitini, an archaeologist from the University of South Carolina, will lead the effort. He previously directed excavations of the Confederate gun battery at Torreya State Park near Bristol, Florida, […]

Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana

Rosedown Plantation is a beautiful state historic site in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Once a working cotton plantation that encompassed around 3,455 acres, the farm is best remembered today for its remarkable antebellum mansion and beautiful gardens. The home was built in 1834-1835 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It […]