May 2022 Meeting - Eddie Page presentation on George Nesmith

Post date: Apr 29, 2022 12:11:22 AM

Please join us for our historical program on Tuesday, May 10, 4:30 PM at the Wakulla County Public Library.  The featured speaker will be Eddie Page with a presentation on George Nesmith and the Fight to Save Wakulla County. During the 1943 Florida Legislative session, Wakulla County’s economic survival was in jeopardy.  Deprived of its annual share of racetrack funds as a result of the closing of Florida’s racetracks by federal mandate, Wakulla County faced insolvency and possible annexation to Leon County.  This presentation by Eddie Page describes how George Nesmith, Wakulla’s legislator in the Florida House of Representatives, fought to save the county from economic catastrophe.

Eddie’s family has resided in Wakulla County through 7 generations.  He has lived in Wakulla Station since 1983.  Eddie received a Master’s in History from Florida State University in 1994.  He has worked at FSU since 1988, currently serving as the Director of Student Services for the College of Fine Arts.  Arcadia Publishing printed Wakulla County in its Images of America series which he put together in 2001.  Another of Eddie’s projects is documenting the history of the mullet seine fishery in Wakulla County.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Arlene Vause, Secretary

George Nesmith, 1943