Tallahassee Magazine - November-December 2015

Legends and Lore of North Florida

Original print date: Fall 1984 When folklorist J. Russell Reaver talks of the legends and lore of North Florida, nature listens. A thunderstorm appeared just minutes into an interview at his Tallahassee home. Then the power went off, shrouding his…

Airtime Tallahassee

Original print date: Winter 1982 Tallahassee may not be the biggest media market in the state (Nielson ranks it 135th in the nation), but it still has a variety of radio and TV stations to entertain and inform its residents.…

When Life Centered On Downtown

Downtown Curbside Market in the 1910s, located where City Hall is today Original print date: Nov/Dec 1997 The son of a physician and a physician himself, George Saxon Palmer watched Tallahassee grow from a sleepy little town of 5,637 in 1920…

The Beauty and Tradition of "The Front Porch"

Porches remained popular through the latter 20th century as evidenced by photo, taken in 1968. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory   Original print date: Sept/Oct 1994 For many Southerners, their “front rooms” are places for end-of-the-day discussion, those stolen…

Let’s Get to Worth

When I first met Joseph Kuciauskas eight years ago, he was able to operate the joy stick on his wheelchair and, surrounding a pencil with a fist, he could, painstakingly, produce a legible script. His muscular dystrophy had contorted his…