Wednesday, September 17, 2014


OK... Fellow Postcard Travelers...
Back on our internet journey to all the counties in the United States.
We are making stop 15 in Columbia County Florida.

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Established in 1832.
Formed from Alachua County.
The County Seat is Lake City.

*** Founded in 1958 The Columbia Amateur Radio Society formed and still exists today.

*** Osceola National Forest can be found here.

*** The site of Lake City was a Seminole village: Alpata Telophka (Alligator Village). By 1830 a EuroAmerican town named Alligator could be found in this county. In 1859 incorporated it changed it name because the story goes that the mayor's wife refused to hang her lace curtains in her home (where she had recently moved to ) in a town named Alligator!

*** The only major battle of the Civil War fought in Florida: Battle of Olustee was fought near Lake City in February 1864.

*** Early in the 20th century Lake City was an important railroad junction.

*** By 1950 turpentine, lumber and pulpwood were a major part of this county's economy.

*** Don't miss Alligator Warrior. They say he was the most famous resident of Alligator Village. Check out the festival held every year..
*** If you are in this area in February you will get to see the annual Olustee Festival.,_Florida

*** Remember Pat Summerall? the NFL TV sportscaster. 1930-2013. He attended Columbia High School.

*** The featured postcard above is 1917 Marion Street Hotel Blanche Lake City Florida and is being sold by "gold-coast" Ebay postcard seller. Check it out:

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