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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The faithful gather for Ichetucknee baptisms

Published October 02, 2006
Almost 400 years ago in 1616, Columbia County's first church held baptisms in the Ichetucknee River

On Sunday, parishioners from several churches revived the tradition by coming out en masse to reaffirm their faith.

Years ago when the springs were polluted, such a ceremony would have been much less likely. In cleanups over the years, Ichetucknee Springs State Park staff have uncovered bricks, bottles, even an old revolver on the floor of the water body. Their work to clean and protect the springs continues.
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