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  • Josiah Walls (1842-1905)

    Walls, a crusader for public education, was a delegate to the 1868 State Constitutional Convention in Tallahassee, and he served the Florida Legislature, Florida Senate, U.S. Congress and as mayor of Gainesville.

    ACLD Historic Photo Collection
  • Gainesville Guard - 1884

    The Gainesville Guard was a local detachment of the State Militia which served to patrol the area and helped quell a riot in Fernandina, but which also served as a social club.

    This photograph was copied with the permission of Archie L. Jackson.
  • Flood Scene

    The site of this photograph is West University Avenue at 13th Street, Gainesville's busiest intersection, in 1947.

  • Bookmobile

    This is a photograph of bookmobile service in 1976, when there were only three branch libraries in the system (Hawthorne, High Springs, and Micanopy).

  • photo of 1942 Eagle Scout Louis Tatom

    Louis Tatom - Eagle Scout

    Tatom was one of the many scouts promoted to an Eagle Scout in Alachua County in 1942 after earning 21 merit badges and completing his community service.

    Boy Scouts / Scans by University of Florida's Digital Library Center