hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Holiday Food, now Apalach

I guess the last time I was in Appalach was about 1950.  My grandmother used 
to drive through there when she was visiting friends in Panama City and point 
out the houses her father had built in the 1890s.  She used to tell about the 
time that the person who developed ice-making (I can't recall the name, but 
you probably know it) made a demonstration there to some businessmen - trying to 
get financing.  My grandfather thought it was a bit far-fetched and didn't 
invest.  Story of our family's history.  My grandfather once owned a large 
stretch of beach-front property just west of Panama City, but let it go for taxes 
in the Depression.  A neighbor, doctor's widow with money, bought it and 
developed it - sold it for $100. a front foot in the late 30s.  Hate to think what 
it would bring now. 
It's interesting to hear that things in that part of the state haven't been 
totally paved over or "Disneyfied" by now. 

In a message dated 12/29/2003 4:54:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
jsinger@igc.org writes:

> It still looks a lot like a frontier town, Auralie. I was stationed 
> there [Cape San Blas lighthouse] in 1952-53 and my wife and daughter 
> had a small apartment in Apalach. The town hasn't changed much since 
> then, except the shrimp boats seem to have moved on--only oyster boat 
> at the dock as near as I could tell--and the Jitney Jungle has gone 
> away. When I offered the observation to a maid at hotel that the town 
> was pretty much the way it was when I lived there, she said "Oh, no. We 
> growed up a lot since then." Kinda sad to see the disrepair and neglect 
> that has befallen the lighthouse. Guess that's what happens when you 
> turn lighthouses over to the Air Force.

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement