Sources of Information


Springs Eternal
Photo by Jill Heinerth

The history of the Ichetucknee River System and surrounding human cultures has been well documented. We encourage you to explore the sources that intrigue you; several are listed below.

If you know of a good source of information about the Ichetucknee’s history that is not listed here, please tell us about it! See “Contact Us” at the bottom of this page.

Aquiferious:  12 Florida Springs, with Art and Narrative by Margaret Tolbert et al. (includes a chapter on the Ichetucknee), Fidelity Press 2nd ed. © 2010, ISBN # 978 0 615 40617 6

Excavations on the Franciscan Frontier:  Archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission by Brent Richards Weisman, University Press of Florida, 1992

Explore Southern History – Blue Hole Spring at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Explore Southern History – Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Florida State Parks – Ichetucknee Springs State Park History

Ichetucknee Springs History from the Springs Eternal Project, by Lars Andersen

Ichetucknee River Area History

Ichetucknee River, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ichetucknee:  Sacred Waters by Steven Earl, University Press of Florida, 2009 (see especially the Afterword by Jim Stevenson)

Ichetucknee Springs State Park, from the Town of Fort White website

Old Timers Remember – Ichetucknee Springs by Patricia C. Behnke (under the direction of Jim Stevenson) for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, June 2003


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