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Understanding the history of where I live or an area that I have visited, has always given me a better appreciation of where I am. The knowledge creates a personal connection, ultimately leaving a deeper impression rather than "just physically being there"! 

I recently visited and found that there are 2 upcoming events that explain the History of South Walton and its connection to World War II!!! 

The Check out the links below...

January 12th, 2018: I know its short notice, but if you can't make it out to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park tomorrow for the WWII connection...I will be posting the interesting tidbits in my next blog post. So stay tuned! 

February 14th, 2018: Learning the history of Walton County with Historian Ronnie McBrayer. The link and more info are listed below. 

Learn about WWII and its connection to South Walton at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 12

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Coffeen Nature Preserve on January 12, 2018, from 10 – 11 a.m. Come learn about the connection between Coffeen Nature Preserve, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, and WWII.

This program is free with regular park admission.

Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330:: MAP::

Park Fees
Admission Fees –  $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people).


Learn about Walton County History in Santa Rosa Beach Feb. 14

The Walton County Coastal Library is hosting “Winter Community Programs” on Wednesdays, Jan. – Feb. at 10 a.m. The programs are designed for our adult community and families having educational and entertaining value while learning about our community and neighbors.

February 14, 2018  – Walton County History with Story and Song – Historian Ronnie McBrayer

Ronnie McBrayer is the author of Wild, Wild, Walton, and Down by the Riverside. He will be speaking of local Walton County history with story and song. The beautiful sugar-white beaches of the Florida Panhandle are the result of erosion scientists say. A Florida sand dune we’re told was once a mountaintop in Georgia but over time that mountain washed all the way down to the sea. Before making his home in Walton County, Florida, Ronnie was a Georgian born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Today having washed down to the sea, he is the author of multiple books and publications, a local pastor, a musician, playwright and a nationally syndicated columnist.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Coastal Library. For more information call Linda Thompson (850) 267-2809. The Coastal Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach behind the South Walton Government/Education Complex on HWY 331 South. Free for the public with limited seating. Program brochures will be available at the Coastal library and the schedule will be posted on the website at

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A native Floridian, Eric Ryan Davis, graduated college in Broward county and earned a degree from Johnson & Wales university in Miami where he met his wife. Together they ran a successful business, sp....

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