People Making History

Hernando Cortes Hernando Cortes was born in 1485 into a noble family in Spain (he is sometimes called Hernan). Cortes was an educated man and for a time he studied law at Salamanca University. In 1504 when he was 19…

Way Back When

October 26, 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford Shuman moved into their new home on N. Jefferson, the recently purchased Stephens duplex. October 26, 1948 Jefferson County has 46 students enrolled at Florida State University. October 26, 1958 William Anderson has…

History for May

Aboriginal History for May May 14, 1607: Jamestown, VA, the first permanent English colony in North America, is founded in the heart of the Powhatan chiefdom. At first, the colonists, decimated by sickness and starvation, depend on Indians for survival.…

WAY BACK WHEN

May 2, 1938 Gift and flower store Gelling’s Flower Shop opened to the community for the first time. May 2, 1958 Tom Braswell, Monticello postmaster, was elected vice president of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters at…