I’ve been setting aside photos I shot in Trail of Tears State Park in the 1960s, but they’re back in Florida. Here’s a gallery of photos I took this weekend in about an hour.
We’ll do some serious reporting down the road. This is just to give you a taste of what the park looks like coming out of the winter.
Gallery of Trail of Tears Photos
Click on any photo to make it larger,then click on the left or right side of the image to move through the gallery.
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I posted six blogs from January 3-14, 2011 about Trail of Tears State Park with pictures taken by G.D. Fronabarger in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Much historical background on the park is also contained in these posts. My favorite photo is in this second post of the series:
I was talking with a staffer in the visitor’s center who was interested in any old photos I had of the park. Have you shared Frony’s pictures with them?
That guy in photo 3182 needs to ditch his girlfriend. There they are, sitting on the riverbank, and she is busing texting on her cell phone. Do you think she would tolerate him doing that instead of paying attention to her?
I’m not sure, but I think they were texting each other. It’s the way things are done these days.
Ken, I wish you had some pics of “Senior Skip Day”, 1966. Trail of Tears was filled with seniors taking the day off school and enjoying a big party. Zip Craft and I had some real excitement coming back from the park that day on our motorcycles. A county sherrif decided to stop us. We decided that would not work and split up. They finally got Zip after he ran a road block. He never would disclose the “other driver”. Thanks Zip!
The picture of the lake took me back 49 years. That’s where Jerry took me on our first date.
Ken thanks for keeping home memories alive!
IS THE GRAY HEADED FELLOW IN THE BOAT BILL ROUSSEL? SURE LOOKS LIKE HIM!