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Ernie Pyle, the warrior journalist

Ernie Pyle, the warrior journalist

Rummaging through my Moth...

Mertice Ringer – Reading, writing, and righting

Mertice Ringer – Reading, writing, …

Mertice Ringer taught Eng...

Sinkholes at K-8 proposed building site

Sinkholes at K-8 proposed building …

The Jackson County School...

Back to school Prayer event huge success

Back to school Prayer event huge su…

Local churches, youth gro...

The evolution of technology

The evolution of technology

Soon after our family mov...

Carolina Johnson – serving our country for 32 years

Carolina Johnson – serving our coun…

Carolina Johnson is one o...

Shirley Glenn – taking the back door to education

Shirley Glenn – taking the back doo…

Shirley Glenn taught in J...

Old Glory Flying high in Marianna

Old Glory Flying high in Marianna

The United States is a re...

Jackson County School Board adopts budget, hears concerns

Jackson County School Board adopts …

The Jackson County School...

Wayne Smith – Making strides in Forestry and beyond

Wayne Smith – Making strides in For…

Wayne Smith has led a ver...

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Jackson County History

Jackson County History

Chipola Historical Trust, Inc. is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who are dedicated to preservation and restoration of historical properties and memorabilia in the Jackson County area.

The organization is the only group which is totally dedicated to historical projects. They are responsible for purchasing and erecting historical markers, getting qualified properties designated as a National Historical Register property, and generally educating the public in historic matters.

Downtown Marianna North Side of the Central Block

Marianna has changed a great deal over the years, but some areas have changed very little. Today we would like to key in on the north side of the central block of downtown. We have shown old photographs of Jefferson Davis Smith’s Buggy and Wagon shop, the boys standing in…
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Reminiscing - Pebs Turkey Story

Rerun from the December 6 2006 edition of the Jackson County Times. The steam locomotive pulling the “Railway Wild West Show” puffed to a stop in Sneads. Circus roustabouts unloaded horses and covered wagons. Indians, cowboys, and an older man with a white beard waved to the crowd. The handbills…
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The Flying Machine

Rerun From February 14, 2007 It’s the early 1900’s. Imagine that you are alone in a remote small field in Jackson County. Without a sound, a strange machine comes down from the sky and careens to a crash landing. A figure resembling a human slowly emerges and looks toward you…
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Gene Talmage

November 15, 2006 Times Edition The mid-term election is over. You probably won some and lost some, which puts you in the same boat with everybody else. Now, we need to grin and bear it, and move on. As the curtain closes on the current political season, I close this…
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The Russ House Story

Joseph Russ built The Russ House in 1892-1895 for him and his mother as his father had died in 1883. Sadly, she only lived two years after the house was completed. In the next 100 years, FIVE generations of the Russ Family would live in the house! Joseph Russ’s father…
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Reminiscing Nature

October 25, 2006 Times Edition At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was asked to identify the most complex subject that he had ever tried to understand. The group of newsmen settled in for a long and complicated reply. The one-word answer from the genius was: "Nature". The reporters…
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