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Monday, August 15, 2011

Grab a rope swing, take the plunge into old-time fun at Bob's River Place in Dixie County

Published August 14, 2011 Tampa Bay Times Bob's River Place, which is what he calls it, is in the middle of nowhere, in the pine woods, on the Suwannee, in North Florida's Dixie County, population 16,000 Mister Bob has never advertised. He has no billboards, telephone number or e-mail address. When kids arrive, he's open. When the sun goes down, he's closed. A little hand-painted concrete sign pointing at a sandy corridor through the woods is the only material evidence that Bob's River Place even exists. For the record, the address is 2878 NE 340 Highway, Branford, a town about 10 miles away. Punch the address into a GPS and hope for the best. Source

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Movement to save spring gaining momentum

Published August 12, 2011 Suwannee Democrat The Friends of Suwannee Springs have collected an immense amount of history relating to Suwannee Springs. Nix notes that in 1883, one of the largest hotels in the southern states at the time was erected at Suwannee Springs. It was sprawled out on over an acre of land and had 125 rooms. There was a central courtyard, fountains, and sub-tropical plants for vacationers to adore. Unfortunately, the structure burned after just one year, leaving many to reflect what might have been, had it remained. Source