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 […]

Robinson’s Sugar Mill is a forgotten landmark of early Jackson County

The woods just north of Blue Hole Spring at Florida Caverns State Park hide the ruins of what is likely the oldest masonry structure in Jackson County, Florida. The Robinson Sugar Mill dates from the earliest days of American settlement in the county, a time when sugar was a major industry and Jackson County’s major […]

Battle of Marianna Reenactment set for Saturday (10/7)

UPDATE: The Battle of Marianna reenactment is STILL ON for this Saturday! The hurricane appears to be tracking west and we are a go! The annual reenactment commemorating the Battle of Marianna will take place this Saturday (10/7) at 10 a.m. at Florida Caverns State Park. Park admission is $5 per vehicle. The event is part of […]

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. […]

Milly Francis: Life & Times of a real Pocahontas

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park in St. Marks, Florida, provides the backdrop for historian Dale Cox’s presentation on the life and times  of Milly Francis, the Creek Pocahontas: You can also learn more about Milly Francis by visiting www.exploresouthernhistory.com/millyfrancis.html or by reading Dale Cox’s book – Milly Francis: The Life & Times of […]