From the Floridan archives: 1973

Jackson County Floridan, Friday, Feb. 16, 1973, page 1A.

Slade West home unveiling to mark historic site here

Ceremonies will be observed at 3 p.m. Sunday commemorating an early local founder when the Jackson County Historical Commission places a marker at the former home of Dr. Theophilus West at the corner of Madison and Putnam Streets.

Recent designation of the West home brings to four the number of sites in Jackson County listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Great Oaks of Greenwood, Waddel Mill Pond, and Marianna’s Ely-Criglar Mansion are the other three.

Claude Reese, chairman of the county historical commission, said Dr. West, who died in 1923, served as a surgeon and pharmacist in Marianna after serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Reese said he operated a drug store in downtown Marianna where Parisian is now located. The drug store was in business from about 1865 until 1910, Reese added. — Jackson County Floridan, Friday, Feb. 16, 1973

Cookie sale underway

Marianna Mayor Bob Pforte bought the first box of Girl Scout Cookies from members of Troop 122 of the Junior Girl Scouts of Marianna yesterday.

Making the sale were Angela Chance, Lisa Baita and Mrs. Earl Williams, neighborhood cookie chairman. Mrs. Elwin O’Steen is the leader of the troop.

Cookie sales last through March 3 and the girls are hoping to sell 434 cases with 12 boxes in each case.

Proceeds will be used for their day camp program and other activities. — Jackson County Floridan, Friday, Feb. 16, 1973

Adams defends farm

“What kind of conflict can there be between having cows and horses and being lieutenant governor?” Florida Lt. Gov. Tom Adams asked Thursday as Gov. Reubin Askew began probing reports that Adams used state employees to help run a Gadsden County farm.

Askew said he planned to find out what was going on.

“I would be concerned anytime there’s a possibility a state employee is being used for any type of private enterprise without taking leave,” Askew said. — Jackson County Floridan, Friday, Feb. 16, 1973

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