One by one the stores, turpentine stills and other businesses faded away.
Old Parramore: The History of a Florida Ghost Town
All that is left today are a couple of historic houses, a one-room school, cemeteries and the ruins of Central School. Making hush puppies at the annual Central School Reunion Two annual events bring the vanished town back to life each October. The annual Oak Grove Homecoming has been taking place for more than 50 years and features music, historical discussions, a brief sermon and dinner on the grounds. Each year, dozens of current and former Parramore residents and their families attend, along with those who come to learn more about the historic community.
The other event is the Central School Reunion. Former students and their families gather each year at the ruins of the historic school to remember the days of their youth.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Dale Cox knows his history and writes in an engaging style that makes one want to drive the backroads of north Florida and experience the 'off-the-beaten-path' small communities he describes. Wonderful overview of history of Florida Panhandle-Central. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I enjoyed reading more history about my home community and the rich history my ancestors endured and survived.
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Excellent research and writing, it just turned out to be of such local interest that I lost interest once I realized it did not have any real information about my relatives, the Parramores. There are so many of us around, he could have availed himself of many personal interest stories that would have enlivened the small book and made it come alive. Too bad for us and him. A wonderful glimpse into the past; brings to life this charming Southern town little known to most folks. I will be buying the print version of this one and hopefully all of the books Dale Cox has written. I am impressed with all of his writing I have encountered so far.
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Click here to purchase your copy of the book Two Egg, Florida! A Real Florida Ghost Town. Learn more about historic Two Egg, Florida by clicking here to visit our home page. A monument erected by former students stands before the ruins of Central School. A riverboat town that sprang to life during the years after the War Between the States, Parramore was once a thriving community.
Today, however, it is a ghost town.
The stores, industries and houses are gone and only churches, cemeteries and dirt roads remain as reminders that the bustling community ever existed. The Parramore community actually boasts a long and intriguing history. Long before the first American settlers arrived in the area, this was a center for Native American life.
Poverty Point was an important civilization that grew even before the invention of poverty and its influences spread in all directions from a main site in northeastern Louisiana. The Alday Pond Mounds, which took the form of unique circles and other designs, were destroyed during timber clearing operations, but produced artifacts consistent with the culture that spread as far as Florida more than 3, years ago. The people of the mounds were followed by others.
Shell middens and mounds dating from the Weeden Island period A.