GPS: 1290 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Panel located at corner of Circle Drive and Live Oak.
The following is exact wording printed on interpretive panel #8 on the self-guided walking tour of the Florida Chautauqua Resort/Campus grounds opened in 1885 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. This interpretive panel displays the history of wooden sidewalks on the grounds.
This photo (circa 1886-1890) shows how the Florida Chautauqua resort/campus was complimented with wooded sidewalks throughout the once-gated grounds. Campus leaders designed the grounds to provide a luxurious atmosphere which they marketed as “The Education Resort of the South.”
Tented classrooms for many educational activities were erected along this wooden sidewalk before permanent structures were built.