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Swimmers at Ponce de Leon Springs

Photo courtesy of Florida Photographic Collection

 

Swimmers at Ponce de Leon Springs

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Workers picking cotton in Holmes County, FL

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Holmes County Courthouse, Bonifay, FL

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Holmes County Courthouse, Bonifay, FL

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Holmes County Courthouse, Bonifay, FL

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Holmes County Courthouse, Bonifay, FL

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James Spears preparing peanut stack in Holmes County, FL

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Cane field workers, Holmes County, FL

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Loading peanuts in Holmes County

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Man in field of upland rice, Holmes County

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Peanut vine haystacks in Holmes County

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"Mary" on the Choctawhatchee River, Holmes County

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Logging crew in Holmes County, FL

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First plane to land in Holmes County

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Smokehouse in Holmes County, FL

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100-year-old home in Westville, FL - once a post office

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1929 flood in Westville, FL

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Vircey Bedsole, retired teacher, first Collard Festival Queen

Ponce de Leon, FL -

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Green Bros. Livery, Feed, and Sale Stable (1913) -

one of Ponce de Leon's most prominent businesses

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Ponce de Leon's railroad station -

once the busiest place in town

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The Ponce de Leon Post Office - est. 1853

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Gathering rosin gum for turpentine in Florida

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J. L. McLauchlin's field of velvet beans

(a protein-rich bean for cattle in the early 1900's), Bonifay, FL

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Silo construction in Holmes County, FL (late 1800's)

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Dr. John D. Gable (standing), Holmes County physician, 1912

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Teachers and pupils outside Cedar Grove School

in northern Holmes County, FL, early 1920's

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PDL Rail Station

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

 

 

Morrison Springs (taken in 1911)

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Juan Ponce de Leon

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Katie Hall's store

 

Joseph Dudley from Leonia, FL, 1949

Served in the Florida House of Representatives

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Ship with cotton bales on Choctawhatchee River in 1883

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Ponce de Leon's old jailhouse

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

Ponce de Leon's old water tower

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

Old highway 81

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

PDL class of 1945

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Murl Paul

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

J. A. Padgett

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Verna Hughes

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Bina Lou Commander

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Fred Holland

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Homer Hardy

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Gerald Sutton

Photo courtesy Helen Galloway

Ann Bedsole

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Bill & Helen Galloway

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

George Sledge

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

 

Gladys Barefoot

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Carolyn Baxter, Colleen Brown, Violet Stephens, Blanche Hussey, & Helen Commander

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Violet Stephens, Colleen Brown, & Blanche Hussey

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Ms. Galloway, PDL faculty member

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

1943-45 PDL faculty member

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

1943-45 PDL faculty member

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Mrs. White, PDL business teacher

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Mr. Prichard, PDL principal

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Owen Sutton

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Ruthie Lee Stafford

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Violet Stephens

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Lowery Carroll

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

Helen Commander

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

PDL class of 1945

Photo courtesy of Helen Galloway

First Baptist Church

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

First Baptist Church

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

First Baptist Church

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz

First Baptist Church

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolmetz