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St. Johns Seminary of Learning

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. At the corner of Duval St. and Base St., where CVS Pharmacy now stands, was once a building known as the St. Johns Seminary of Learning. St. Johns Seminary of Learning was founded in 1850 after eight acres of land was acquired. The Seminary was founded upon a cornerstone, laid by the Free and Accepted Masons of Madison Masonic Lodge Number 11. There is speculation as to what exactly was offered at the Seminary, but in 1886, the Seminary became the basis for Madison High…

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April 11, 1958 (60 Years Ago) New officers of the Woman’s Club were elected Tuesday as follows: 1st Vice Pres., Mrs. J. B. Davis; 2nd Vice Pres, Mrs. Clyde Cantey; recording secretary, Mrs. Marshall Hamilton; corresponding secretary, Mrs. S. H. Moore; treasurer, Mrs. T. C. Gibson. The office of president has not been filled. A rabid dog last week bit Elmore Williams, his son Ken Williams, of the Blue Springs community, and Bevan Meeks of Hamilton County. The dog roamed between Elmore Williams’ place to Allen Kinard’s place. Mr. Kinard…

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The Treasures of Pinetta

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Sunday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Treasures of Madison County invites their members and all interested guests to attend a presentation on Pinetta and it’s valued history. According to Madison County, Florida Family History Book, edited by Elmer Spear, the history of Pinetta began in the mid-1800s when there was a considerable number of farmers who had settled on land, just south of the Withlacoochee River. The first school in Pinetta was established in 1905 in the Old Vernon Smith…

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April 4, 1958 (60 years ago)     Mrs. Helen J. Legette of Emory University, Ga., has accepted the position of Librarian in the North Florida Junior College and planned to move here this summer.     The members of Greenville High School Band with their Bandmaster, John Lauer, were happy as they left for Port St. Joe to participate in the District Band Festival but were even more elated when they received the report of the Judges, as they received superior rating in every event in which they participated.  …

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