November 15, 2007

Walkin' DeFuniak Springs

DeFuniak Springs boomed soon after its founding in the late 19th century, especially after the New York-based Chautauqua educational movement chose the town for its winter meetings. New money paid for Victorian manors--bay windows, gingerbread trim, turrets--along Lake DeFuniak's Circle Drive. If you look at it in the right light, especially in autumn, it looks a bit like New England. The town has loads of personality and everyone I met there was in good spirits and courteous. I'm sure Chiles loved returning there in future campaigns.

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