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In Honor of
those who served
in time of war
A mighty mother turns in tears
the pages of her battle years
lamenting all her Fallen sons
Gordon Rimes Post 97
The American Legion
October 11, 1980
This "CCC Boy" Statue was erected byChapter 143, NACCCA,Gainsville, FloridaIn 2007. Chapter 143 was organized byCCC veterans of the area onOctober 1, 1988.
This statue was donated to Chapter 143 and O'LenoState Park by George and Peggy Lecouri…
2,876,638 American youthserved in 4500 CCC Campsrestoring ravaged lands of adepressed America.
Some Accomplishments2 to 3 billion trees planted, 800parks built, 3980 historical sitesrestored, and 6 million days fighting fires.
"We Can Take It"
The northwest region of Alachua County was probably first settled on a permanent basis by English speaking people during the late 1830's. One of the earliest settlements `in the vicinity was at Crockett Springs, located about three miles east of p…
Originally called "Keno", for a variation of lotto gambling, the town was settled in the 1860's. Ecclesiastical and commercial pressure changed the name to "Leno" in 1876. A grist and saw mill, cotton gin, stores, and hotel sprang up in the settle…
This old passenger depot, built c. 1910, is all that remains of the vast railroad complex located southwest of downtown that made High Springs a bustling railroad center for nearly 50 years. In 1895 the Plant Railroad System chose the town as the …
Florida Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Near this point, the Bellamy Road crossed the Santa Fe River. The road was named for its builder, John Bellamy, a civil engineer. Approved by Congress in 1824 and completed in 1826, it was the first Fed…