“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 […]

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, […]