One of the
beautiful sights of Crystal River are the natural
aquariums in the springs that well up from the bowels of the earth at
houses of the Dixon Pencil Company and Mr. Baum. A royal hand has
the bottom of these springs with ferns and moss and in and through
seen the motion of a thousand fishes of various sizes and kinds, making
kaleidoscope picture that when seen will not soon be forgotten.
The scene is one so lovely and
enchanting that it
delight to dwell upon it and so fascinating that one for the time
were a merman so he could dive in and sport in the crystal elements
fishes, An amusing part of these fascinating resorts is to note the
between the proprietors of the two springs. Each thinks their own the
One of the regrettable things of the
day was the
Mr. C. E. Herrick from the festivities. He was detained in New York on
Dr. Bennett, the knightly veteran of
lived in Crystal River 30 years, at three score and ten is still
profession, beloved and respected by all for his professional skill and
Christian virtues, while Dr. Campbell, a man in the prime of life and
Nebraska, shares the labors of that field when the ills of the flesh
Will Harnage, known to many people in
Ocala, is the
efficient and popular railroad agent of the town.
Captain Stranberg was to have taken out
observation party, but in backing the motor boat of the Dixon Pencil
out of the boat house the propelling blade caught in the machinery and
Theodore Espey, in the employ of the
railroad and right from Knight’s Key, where he assisted in
building a Flagler
boarding house, took the occasion to visit his parents and help to
Among the pleasant acquaintances we met
was Mr. E.
Bowman, ex-mayor of the place, now a farmer and fruit grower and at
moments becoming a devoted disciple of Blackstone, having made quite a
reputation already as an interpreter of that learned writer.
We also had the pleasure of meeting
Rev. A. C.
Baptist bishop of Citrus County, who it seems serves about all the
the county and is a very pleasant young man. He it was who asked a
the edible feast.
Miss Eunice Williams has opened the
Dixon House, a
Evening Star: 11-3-1908
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted
by Linda Flowers