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Ichetucknee springs and river were declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972

Ichetucknee springs and river were declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. Ichetucknee is an Indian word meaning “beaver pond” and is one of Florida’s 33 first-magnitude springs. Ichetucknee Springs State Park in northern central Florida attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year and contributes $22 million to the local economy. It was purchased by the State of Florida in 1970 from the Loncala ... Read more

Paddling the Suwannee

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When a person has lived in Florida more than half her life, she surely should seek out the site of the state song, the Suwanee River, just as sure as she should seek seashells by the seashore. "The Swanee River" (Old Folks at Home) by Stephen C. Foster was adopted as the official s... Read more

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Fla. hosts an Old-Time Music Festival this weekend and special events throughout the year. The Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend offers in-depth instruction in old-time music techniques on the banjo, guitar and fiddle for all levels. Instructors include John Grimm, Beve... Read more

White Springs

White Springs is a town that ambles in all directions but has at its heart a downtown with a sandwich shop, the headquarters of a cycling organization, a country store and antiques shop, and American Canoe Outfitters (www.aca1.com), which organizes journeys down the Suwannee River and provides put-in and pick-up services. (See my story and link on kayaking the Suwanne... Read more

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