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Admin- com-! Tax- envi- CAROL CLEEREDemocrat JOHN ROBERGEOemocrat Tucked away in tiny Newport is icy Sulphur Spring, once believed to have medicinal powers. Today, many locals seek it out as an antidote to the summer heat. By Kathleen Laufenberg DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER NEWPORT Dust billows behind your car as you rumble down the chalky dirt road that leads to Sulphur Spring in Wakulla County. On a; recent weekday morning e with school back in session' and most folks at work the an- 4 cient and popu lar watering hole on Old Plank Road in Newport was deserted. "Golden straws of sunlight fell through the trees. A tidy row of discarded shoes flip-flops, huara-ches, black ballerina flats mys- Place I Place Maps is an occasional feature spotlighting the Big Bend's special places. For the summer months, it will take readers on the road to the coast and other cool spots. If you'd like to share an idea, please vrite us at 277 N. Magnolia Drive, 32301; fax us at 599-2295; or e-mail us at tdfeatrstdo.infi.net teriously lined the water's edge. Beside them lay a hooked tree branch, shaped just right for snag ging the sink's rope-swing. And in the cold, clear spring below, finger fish flickered, shiny as new dimes. Spring-fed sinkholes such as this one used extensively by locals, but lying mostly on St Joe Co. property are what make the Big Bend unique. Unfortunately, many sinks have been cordoned off by property owners because of trash and misdeeds. But Sulphur Spring is still clean. And so you drink in the spring's Please see SPRING, 4C

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  1. Tallahassee Democrat,
  2. 24 Aug 1998, Mon,
  3. Page 19

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