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1829 map of Tallahassee superimposed on a 2006 aerial view from a satellite photograph of Cascades Park.
The Florida State Capital now stands where this waterfall and pond once were. The Cascades was where the two Florida delegates, one traveling from St. Augustine and the other from Pensacola, met and camped. Thereafter, this site was determined to be the mid-point between Florida's first two cities, and was designated the state capital. Cascades Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Accompanying note: "This aerial of Cascade Park shows (in blue) the 19th century route of the St. Augustine Branch stream, plus location of the historic cascade (waterfall) and sinkhole that were eventually destroyed. Historian Jonathan Lammers created the view by superimposing an 1829 map of Tallahassee onto a 2006 Google Earth satellite photo of then-under construction Cascade Park. Legend holds that the beautiful cascade was one of the features that convinced commissioners John Lee Williams and William Simmons to choose Tallahassee as the Florida capital in 1823."
Chicago Manual of Style
Lammers, Jonathan. 1829 map of Tallahassee superimposed on a 2006 aerial view from a satellite photograph of Cascades Park. 2006. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/18292>, accessed 2 December 2022.
Lammers, Jonathan. 1829 map of Tallahassee superimposed on a 2006 aerial view from a satellite photograph of Cascades Park. 2006. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/18292>
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(State Archives of Florida/Lammers)