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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Virginia Daniel and Buddy Camp recall growing up in White Springs Virginia Daniel and Buddy Camp

Published: November 01, 2006
The town was named for the White Springs, which was known for its healing power. By the mid-1800s, visitors came to the springs to bathe in and drink the water. Luxury hotels, boarding houses, tea rooms, health sanitariums, movie houses, skating rinks, livery stables and boardwalks were built for the visitors.
Virginia Daniel and Buddy Camp recall growing up in White Springs Virginia Daniel and Buddy Camp

Those Were the Days: Treasured Memories of Historic White Springs, Florida, On the Suwannee River takes the reader back to the town before it became the first tourist destination in Florida. Virginia Johnson Daniel, a retired school teacher who lives in White Springs, and John Council “Buddy” Camp, a retired turpentine and timber man who lives in Jasper, were both born in White Springs in 1915. In the book, the two authors tell how their families came to the area and recall their memories of growing up in White Springs.
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