Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Timeline of Florida History

I came across a well done (I may not whole agree with) timeline of Florida's history. It was prepared for OurFlorida.OurFuture. a website for the Collins Center. It is simply called Florida Historical Timeline with a url address: www.ourfloridaourfuture.org/florida-historical-timeline/

You might have wondered why an ancestor moved and to why there, timelines can suggest possible reasons why. Check it out, if you like it "bookmark" it on your computer browser, otherwise ignore it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Remains of Old Stone Church have been Found

Archeologist have found the remains of an old stone church which predates the Castillo has been found at the site of the Nombre de Dios mission.

The St. Augustine Record reported, "Long-lost Church Found." And an AP story "Remains of St. Augustine church may predate fort" has appeared in newspapers across Florida and the South.

A more detailed report from the University of Florida, "UF researchers unearth only stone mission church in St. Augustine." This is a press release from those doing the excavating.

A Jacksonville TV-station, channel 4 also reported on the find. Archeologists Find 300-Year-Old Church. There is a video link.

These articles appeared today June 3rd so watch for more to come. Please point out any more detailed reports as comments or new postings.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sanchez Private Sanitarium

Last summer, I met Ed Whitehead and he gave me a picture postcard of the Sanchez Private Sanitarium in Barwick, Georgia. I intended to scan it and post it then, but things got in the way.

Here it is. Barwick is on the county-line of Brooks and Thomas Counties in Georgia. Dr. Simeon Edward Sanchez, M.D., a son of Alexander B. Sanchez, Jr., was the operator of the sanitarium. Dr. Sanchez's name appears in the records to the Thomas County Medical Society and occasionally in the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper at awards ceremonies.

I understand that the building has been torn-down.

This picture is linkable, which means that if you want a copy: move your cursor over the picture, click your right mouse button, select Save the image appearing in the menu that appears, and save it to a location on your computer.

Dr. Simeon Sanchez had a brother that was also a medical doctor, Dr. Butler Hall Sanchez, M.D. who practiced in Plant City, Florida.

I have a question. What was the sanitarium? a hospital, a TB facility, or what?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Could they have found an Old Wooden Fort?

There was an interesting online posting from The St. Augustine Record from January 16. The article posted is titled, "Find could be from the 1500s." The article is by Justine Griffin.

In St. Augustine, digging gets a visit from the city archeologist. It seems that digging anywhere in St. Augustine uncovers some history. Some construction has revealed the foundations of a wooden structure located near the Castillo. The acrheologist calls the dig a big find. There are post-holes, wood stains and artifacts.

What the building was is still to be determine. Check the link above for details.

What do you think it was?