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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Suwannee Springs (Suwannee County)

Suwannee Springs was one of Florida's original tourist destinations. The springhouse was probably established around the time of the Civil War. People came from all around the east coast to partake the "healing spring waters" which were rumored to cure everything from go to marital problems. From the Civil War to the 1920's the site had a succession of 4 wooden hotels, a bath house, and many private cottages. A special spur railroad line was established just to handle the tourists to the springs. The last hotel burned in 1925 and with the decline of the railroads the resort faded away. Today, the springhouse and some private cabins on adjacent property is all that is left of the site. (From sign in park)
Pictures taken 9/9/2006

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1 comment:

jpnbooks said...

Suwannee Springs is in a sad state. I have facebook.com/suwanneesprings community page with over 700 members who love Suwannee Springs and the Suwannee River. Many want to help and but have no idea how.