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Wakulla Springs

Donna Warlick (View posts)
Posted: 26 May 2003 1:57PM GMT
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My sister's trips to Wakulla Springs....

Sometime in the late 30's or early 40's our Powell grandparents took my sister and me to Wakulla Springs. They had just made a Tarzan movie there with Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan. The big diving bell they had used for underwater photography was still on the beach.
Wakulla Springs’ water is always 72 degrees and even on a hot day you will feel like you are freezing. My sister and I would run in and out of the water.
When I was in high school in 1948 and 1949 our Junior-Senior Banquets were always held at Wakulla Springs Lodge. The girls were all dressed in evening gowns and the boys in suits. We ate, and then adjourned to the main room for an evening of dancing. This was the highlight of our school year.
On my last day in high school in May 1949 my classmates and I signed in at school. We had already made plans to play hooky that day. Two of the classmates had cars so 12 of us piled into the cars and headed to Wakulla Springs. We spent the day swimming, dancing and having a grand old time. Some of us were pretty sunburned when we donned those caps and gowns for our graduation service that night but we had had a wonderful fun day at Wakulla Springs.

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