The Wakulla Volcano Archive


New Orleans Daily Picayune

November 9, 1883 Friday Morning

Page 4

....volcano...township four south, range 3 east...
a man who had been for some time cutting cedar along the
Aucilla, Wacissa, and Pinhook rivers...supposed that the
smoke by day and fire at night, which were seen from
the ships in the Gulf of Mexico and the hills on the
north, were from an old pine tree, full of turpentine,
One evening a few weeks ago some gentlemen were
out on the hills south of Tallahassee. They observed
a smoke, far away to the south, that rose to a great
height above the timber. Some of the party said that
it was from the volcano. One person said it was too
far west. The residents on the hill said that the smoke
had existed there for several days. The bearings were
taken and in a few days two of the party went to Wakulla
county and found that the smoke arose from the new steam
mill and cotton gin. The volcano like "the richest gold
mines in the United States" and the copper mine of
Wakulla county, vanishes in vapor.
Correspondence Tallahassee Floridian

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