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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Archaeologist finds old bones in Florida recreation area

Published 7/28/2010
The human remains, estimated to be between 500 and 700 years old, were found Monday during a excavation at Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area in Ocala National Forest, about 30 miles south of Palatka, according to Jenifer Lowe with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Skiles’ memorial service set for July 28

Published 7/25/2010 - High Springs Herald
Memorial services for High Springs’ Wes Skiles will be held at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, July 28 at Ginnie Springs, which will be opened to the public starting in the early afternoon that day. Hundreds, if not more than 1,000 people, are expected to attend.

Skiles was particularly known locally for debuting his movie, "Water's Journey: The Hidden Rivers of Florida," at the Priest Theatre. He also did the underwater filming for the Hollywood movie, "The Cave," and had a clause in his contract that the movie debut at the Priest Theatre as well.
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National Geographic Photographer Wes Skiles Dies During Dive

Published 7/22/2010
Wes Skiles, an acclaimed underwater photographer, explorer and filmmaker, died on a dive off the eastern coast of Florida Wednesday after finishing an assignment for National Geographic.

The well-known freelance filmmaker, whose latest work is featured on the cover of the magazine's August issue, was 52.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Photographer Wes Skiles Brought Fla. Waters to World

Published 7/23/2010 The Ledger.com
"He brought us the awe of the Floridan aquifer, this unexplored territory right under our feet, through his eyes and his filming," said Annie Pais, a Gainesville artist who worked with Skiles on the Florida Springs Task Force, which champions the protection of Florida's springs.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gulf Oil Crisis May Drive More Visitors To Blue Springs Recreational Area

Published 7/17/2010
"Last year, we did see a record year, we had approximately a little over 35,000 people that came through the park, which was an increase of about 6,000 the year before."
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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Blue Springs open 7 days a week through Aug. 22

Published 6/30/2010
Blue Springs is one of 33 first-magnitude springs in Florida. It produces approximately 122 million gallons of 68-degree water daily.

Blue Springs park features a small slide in the children’s area, a floating dock, a large slide and a diving board. Out of the water, visitors can enjoy a beach, a playground and a beach volleyball court. The entire park is under constant watch by lifeguards who are certified for open water by the American Red Cross.
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