Established in 1843 as Florida's twenty-third county, Wakulla County's history dates back to the Paleo-Indian period when Native Americans used and enjoyed its abundant natural resources. Today over seventy-five percent of Wakulla County is included in protected refuge areas. Wakulla County's port area of St. Marks played important key roles in her economic development. Wakulla can boast of one of the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs and a premier tourist attraction. Readers will enjoy this pictorial retrospective of the region's singular past though vintage photographs and other memorabilia.
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