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Explore area history at Walton County’s Heritage Museum

Peek into the past in DeFuniak Springs Interested in learning about Walton County’s history? Head over to the Heritage Museum in DeFuniak Springs and take a journey into the past. Run by volunteers with the Walton County Heritage Association, the museum offers a peek into area history from 1885 – 1945. A variety of historical artifacts including arrowheads, old turpentine pottery shards, military information and more are on hand at the museum. One of the highlights is a handmade 12...

Fishing on Grayton Beach casts a vibrant history

Old friends reminisce about the early days of Grayton Beach fishing Editors note: This story was originally written in February 2009. With the recent passing of Gene Wesley on Jan. 13, 2011, we are sharing the story with our readers once again. Rest in peace Gene Wesley, you were a lover of the outdoors and a true original. Locals in Walton County have enjoyed fishing from Grayton Beach for generations. With a panoramic view of the Gulf, gentle breezes, it...