Best 3 Natural Springs in the Orlando area!

Two Egg TV is pleased to unveil our our picks for the Three Best Natural Springs in the Orlando area! These great spots are perfect destinations if you want to escape the traffic and the city and enjoy real Florida settings while on vacation to the Orlando area! They are also great getaway spots if […]

200th anniversary of Jackson’s march passes quietly in Florida county named for him

The 200th anniversary of Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson’s march through the Florida Panhandle will pass quietly in Jackson County. Established in 1822 as Florida’s third county, the county is named for Old Hickory and many of its original settlers were soldiers from his army. Andrew Jackson is a controversial figure today, largely because of his […]

1872 fire destroyed Sylvania, home of Gov. John Milton

Visitors to Blue Springs Recreational Area – also called Jackson Blue Springs – often notice the historical marker that tells the story of Sylvania, the home of Governor John Milton. Nothing remains today of his home today, but it was once a center of political intrigue in Florida. It was here that Milton planned the […]

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 […]

First Jackson Co. Deputy Sheriff killed in line of duty was 24-years old

Jackson County’s first law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty was a 24-year old deputy sheriff who was shot by an outlaw less than two years after Florida became part of the United States. John T.J. Trippe, a deputy to Sheriff William M. Loftin, died on September 19, 1825. No county records […]

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 […]

Blue Springs State Park near Clio, Alabama

Alabama’s Blue Springs State Park is known for two large pools fed by a natural spring that pours out 3,600 gallons of water per minute. The spring is an important source of water for the Choctawhatchee River. Blue Springs State Park is open 365 days per year. Hours are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Oct. 1-Feb. […]