Monday, September 28, 2015

Crockett on the Escambia River -by Dr. Rucker

Davy Crockett was a scout for part of Jackson's army in the Creek Indian War of 1814.  Here is Dr. Brian Rucker  to tell us about at least one incident on our local river at the time.

LIVE OAK LIFE


James Doyle Moore of Jay, Florida writes with depth. His writing and other talent in our area are being featured as local podcasts in this blog. Enjoy. AND when you are visiting your elders at home or in nursing homes, take out your smart phone and spool up some of these short and heartfelt memories for all to enjoy. The older folks often enjoy a little bit of AUDIO - especially when eyesight begins to fade away. You can sign up for email notice when a new post is made here. Please feel free to bookmark the page and to share by social media and email.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

In Memory of Ivo Duvall

Farewell, Ivo W. Duvall. You are a legend. Following seas ! Your spirit remains as a legend of American Native Spirit. Sailor. Alaskan pioneer. And master storyteller ! I hope ALL YOUR BOOKS continue to be reading material for those who want the feel of a rugged generation that made the best of a challenging world.


Monday, September 07, 2015

County Heritage includes Turkey

Our speaker at the Genealogical Society for September 19, 2015 was Kelly Schwarz who is married to a lady with deep roots in our county - the Theresa Steadham Schwarz. We won't go much into the Steadham family in this talk- but it is a well known and storied history that includes some of the rare survivors from the massacre at Fort Mims in 1813. Kelly will be talking about his Great grandfather's trek to find his brothers. Among intrigue and wars in Turkey, a young man sought a way out - to America -where his brothers were already living in Detroit. Alas the ship to "AMERICA" was destined to SOUTH AMERICA and Argentina. The young man traveled and worked along the way for FOUR YEARS to reach his family in the OTHER America. This is a fascinating story and as time evolved, a descendant of this epic legacy is now here among us in Santa Rosa County.  The story is now available on a DVD file collection at the museum. Copies are available for a small donation.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

A Young Man I Knew One Time





Stuart Pooley gives a reading of his recollections about a chance encounter with one soul at one moment in time in Nashville - years ago. A haunting and human passing of souls. Buzzcreek and ME3tV.org will be presenting Stuart's poems and the writings and talents of other regional talent in a podcast from Chumuckla.com - and www.incountry.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Stories from the Old Timers

Excellent writing and reminiscing shows up on the Jay Historical Society FACEBOOK Pages. I will try to transfer most of these to THIS BLOG or the JAY HISTORY blog for easy sharing and access outside of Facebook users.  This is tremendous reading. Enjoy it !