Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)'s photos


  • Marianna Confederate Battle (#0615)

    Continuing further west along US 90, another town honoring the Confederacy – Confederate Memorial Park, in Marianna, Fl. Which is 41% Black or African-American. The park is the site of the Battle of Marianna, which is described on a plaque in the park.…

  • Chattahoochee Landing Mound (#0610)

    Historic site: This mound is believed to date back to between 900AD and 1500AD, to have originally looked like a flat-topped pyramid, and assumed to have been the residence of a chief priest. It was one of seven mounds in the area. The site was abandon…

  • Chattahoochee US 90 Victory bridge floods (#0606)

    Markings on the old Victory bridge of various flood stages that have occurred over the years. Historical pictures of the bridge in a 1925 flood are linked below – the 1925 flood is the 3rd marking from the top. Apparently the construction of the dam did…


  • Chattahoochee US 90 Victory bridge (#0602)

    In the foreground, the remains of the old Victory Bridge, with the new Victory Bridge beyond it. The old bridge was built in 1922 and was named ‘Victory’ in honor of the end of WWI. Both the old and the new bridge carry/carried US 90 across the Apalachi…

  • Chattahoochee Jim Woodruff Dam and Lock (#604)

    The lock at the Woodruff Dam. The best spot for getting a shot of the dam and lock would be on the blue bridge that is at the top of the picture -- unfortunately there's no place to stop and no sidewalk on the bridge. Linked below is a picture of a barge…

  • Chattahoochee Jim Woodruff Dam and Lock (#0601)

    The hydroelectric facilities as Woodruff Dam.


  • Chattahoochee Jim Woodruff Dam and Lock (Google)

    Satellite view of Woodruff Dam and Lake Seminole.

  • Chattahoochee Jim Woodruff Dam and Lock (#0600)

    The Jim Woodruff Dam which impounds the waters of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, releasing them into the Apalachicola River at Chattahoochee, Fl. The dam, operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, was completed in 1952; it was built for flood control…

  • Chattahoochee Florida State Hospital (#0596)

    The Florida State Hospital, once known as the Florida State Hospital for the Insane, in Chattahoochee. In the 1950’s, a regular threat for misbehaving was “I’m going to send you to Chattahoochee,” which was meant to evoke images of being stored among cr…


  • Gadsden County Plantation Hunting preserve (#0595)

    Not far from the house in the adjacent photo (# 0594) is this gate and sign for “JDA Plantation, A Hunting Preserve, Established 1823”. Considering the pillars for the gate, I’m suspicious as to whether this is the same property as the house in the adjac…

  • Gadsden County Plantation (#0594)

    About midway between Quincy and Chattahoochee, an abandoned house that appears to have been a plantation house. Though it looks fairly sharp from this distance, a look at the enlarged version of the picture will show it to be somewhat deteriorated. One…

  • Quincy tobacco history (#0592)

    Built by the Owl Cigar Company in 1891, the building became the Woodward Leaf Tobacco Company in 1948 -- it’s now apartments and commercial space. Until seeing this building, I’d had no idea that tobacco had once been a major crop in Florida. The terrai…


  • Quincy Leaf Theatre surprise(#0590)

    The Leaf Theatre, opened in Quincy, FL, in 1949 with 700 seats on the main floor and a segregated balcony of 300 seats. It closed in 1980, but through grants and contributions reopened as a performance space in 1983. Surprise, an ‘adult’ coming up attr…

  • Quincy restored Gulf Station (#0587)

    Restored (or preserved?) Gulf station on US 90 on the east side of Quincy. I saw no sign indicating its use, but did find a webpage describing it as having been preserved by a couple that worked there as teens in the 1950’s and that continue to open it f…

  • Quincy restored Gulf Station (#0586)

    Restored (or preserved?) Gulf station on US 90 on the east side of Quincy. I saw no sign indicating its use, but did find a webpage describing it as having been preserved by a couple that worked there as teens in the 1950’s and that continue to open it f…


  • Florida US 90 (#0585)

    There are surprisingly long sections of US 90 that are landscaped to almost look like parkways.

  • Monticello/Jefferson County Courthouse Confederacy (#0584)

    Monument to the Confederacy, on the north side of the courthouse, next to the American flag; on the left side of the picture is the Sesquicentennial plaque honoring the Confederacy that is described in the previous picture. Note that Jefferson County is…

  • Monticello/Jefferson County Courthouse Confederacy ‘Lost Cause’ (#0581)

    “Erected 1899 by the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Jefferson County Fla.” “Our Fallen Heroes” Per the Wikipedia article on ‘Ladies’ Memorial Association’, the associations existed just after the Civil War as essentially a subterfuge for promulgating t…


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