Saturday, April 9, 2011

White Springs, Florida

“Way Down Upon The Suwannee River”
The Suwannee River immortalized in song by Stephen Foster, rises in the Okefenokee Swamp and winds for 200 miles through northern Florida and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. View shows the sight-seeing boat on the Suwannee River at the Stephen Foster Memorial.

Conestoga Wagon Train
Modern motorized replicas of the Conestoga Wagons, the prairie schooners of Stephen Foster’s day, tour the grounds of the Park, making stops along the banks of the historic Suwannee River. Stephen Foster Memorial, White Springs, Florida.

Diorama depicting the song “The Glendy Burk” – theme of song, the arrival of a famous steamboat “The Glendy Burk”, named in honor of Glendy Burke, a business man of New Orleans.  Copyrighted May 9, 1851.  At the Stephen Foster Carillon tower, White Springs, Florida.

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