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Wakulla County Map 1882
See: http://www.fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/county/wakulla/wakulla.htm
Wakulla County as shown on an 1882 G.W. & C. B. Colton and Company map showing the Florida Transit and Peninsula Rail Road and its connections. The solid red indicates the railroad line.
Map Credit: Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.


Nancy Susannah McDaniel Page and Benjamin Franklin Page-1890’s. Nancy Susannah McDaniel Page was born July 13, 1851 in Leon County. She married her older sister's widower Benjamin Franklin Page on December 27, 1873. She died on March 17, 1922. Benjamin Franklin Page was born November 27, 1843 in Kookerton, North Carolina. He came to Florida at the age of 4 and lived in Leon and Wakulla counties. Served with the Company C 5th Florida Regiment and fought at Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Anteatem and Gettysburg where he was wounded. Returned to Leon/Wakulla County and fathered 9 children: (with first wife Mary Jane McDaniel Page) William Franklin Page, and Ida S. Page, with Nancy Susannah McDaniel Page: Catherine Elizabeth, Walter Melcheseldec, Florence Elena, Viola, Troupe Lamar, Clara Mae, and Maude Allen. B.F. Page served as Justice of the Peace and School commissioner. He died on April 24, 1918.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.


Old Wakulla County Courthouse 1948
A newer courthouse building was completed in 1949.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.


Oil well in Wakulla County 1923
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.


George Cristy, owner of Wakulla Springs in the early 1930's (2nd from left), pulling up a section of lower jaw, during recovery of a mastodon from Wakulla Springs in the 1930’s. The man on the far right is Clarence Simpson, field assistant/palentologist, with the Florida Geological Survey.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.


Buckhorn School with pupils in front 1920’s or 1930’s
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.


Ricou Browning as the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” 1953
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.


View of Wakulla Springs looking over headpool down Wakulla River 19--
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.

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