• Petitioned Save Historic Suwannee Springs

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Save Historic Suwannee Springs

We want Suwannee Springs restored and preserved.

    1. Janet Politano Nix
    2. Petition by

      Janet Politano Nix

      callahan, FL

Suwannee Springs is one of the most over-looked and under-appreciated places in North Florida. It is one of those places that has a magnificent history that you probably never heard of have given much thought to. Suwannee Springs Florida was once a thriving tourist community. In 1883 the largest hotel in the Southern states was built here, a four-sided, five-turreted, hotel with the finest of accommodations. At least three hotels sat on the grounds, as well as a spring water bottling plant, many cabins and most importantly the Tampa Limestone walls that enclose the springs. These historic walls , built in circa 1890 , enclosed the spring to create a healing pool of spring water. Many believed that the sulfur water had curative abilities and pinned all their hopes of a cure on a cure. All they had to do was drink, bathe and swim in it. As many as eighteen cabins built on the property served as summer cottages and homes and some are still occupied today! This place holds many dear memories for many people. Today, all that remains are a few cottages , the spring and the massive limestone walls . Now, this is one of those places that is in danger of disappearing right before our eyes. We cannot continue to turn a blind-eye to our natural resources and real-live history. It is up to us to keep this place here and for all of us to enjoy. Due to the lack of funding which has resulted in neglect, this place is quickly deteriorating. Our hope is that if enough people gather and refuse to take no for an answer, we can turn this into a beautiful, historical and natural park that our grandchild will enjoy. facebook.com/ FriendsofSuwannnesprings

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    • Marisella Veiga ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      This place is one of the most beautiful, special places in Florida. Please work to conserve it!

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    • sudye cauthen WHITE SPRINGS, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      I am glad for an opportunity to say that Suwannee Springs is one of those places we must save, not just for its beauty and quiet, but also because it nourishes our souls. Just knowing it is there, makes me happy.

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    • Alice McGough MASHPEE, MA
      • about 3 years ago

      PLEASE SIGN !!! We need to preserve and restore as much as we can to protect our wildlife and wilderness .

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    • william hodge JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      This is an important part of florida history and folklore. For it not to be available for our children and theirs is tragic. I pray fl. legislation will rescue and appropiate funding to this project.

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    • MICKEY CASON WHITE SPRINGS, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      we like our "OLD FLORIDA" and this is where our families have been going for years......

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