The Spirit of the Spring: A Legend of Love at Jackson Blue Spring

The following is a legend that was handed down by earliest settlers of Jackson County. The story took place long before the first Spaniard set foot in Florida and on Blue Springs near Marianna. The spectacular natural fountain is the only first magnitude spring in the entire Chipola River Basin. The state and most divers […]

Mystery Structure found in Southwest Georgia Lake!

Jackson’s Oven, a mysterious stone structure not seen in 60-years, has been rediscovered by a joint Two Egg TV and Chipola Divers, LLC expedition! Click the play button to watch the actual discovery: The structure is located in the Spring Creek arm of Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir on the border of Georgia and Florida. Its unusual design has […]

The Monster Lizard of Shangri-La Cave

One of my favorite old legends about Jackson County is the story of the Monster Lizard of Shangri-La Cave. Early white settlers learned the story from the Lower Creek Indians who still lived in the county after the transfer of Florida from Spain to the United States in 1821. It tells of a monstrous lizard […]

Indian mound restoration nears completion in Chattahoochee, Florida

Restoration of a destroyed prehistoric Indian mound is nearing completion at River Landing Park in Chattahoochee, Florida. The original mound was built by prehistoric Native Americans more than 1,000 years ago. Unfortunately, it was all but destroyed  when a previous owner of the property used a bulldozer to level it. The site is now owned […]

Chattahoochee kicks off 200th anniversary of Scott Massacre of 1817

Chattahoochee Main Street and the City of Chattahoochee have officially kicked off the 200th anniversary commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817. This battle was the first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars and took place at what is now River Landing Park in Chattahoochee. A large force of Red Stick Creek, Seminole, Miccosukee and […]

Chattahoochee begins restoration of lost Indian mound

The Florida city of Chattahoochee is bringing back a lost part of its culture and landscape. The first loads of dirt have been brought in to begin the restoration of a prehistoric Native American mound that was destroyed more than 30 years ago. Restoration of the lost mound was recommended by Dr. Nancy White, PhD, […]