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Live Oak in Suwannee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park

 
 
Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2014
1. Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park Marker
Inscription. Dedicated November 25, 2003 in memory of Lynnette Shore Ricketson, owner and caretaker of the Suwannee Democrat. She loved deeply, lived for those and the community she loved, gave freely of herself to those in need and believed a newspaper belongs to the people it serves, and its owners are only the caretakers.

On this site once stood the Suwannee Democrat, record keeper of the lives and times of Suwannee County residents and events since 1884, until Oct. 20, 1995, when it burned to the ground from a criminal act. True to tradition, no edition was missed and publication continues today.

J. Thomas Ricketson donated the Suwannee Democrat property toward development of the park.

Financial assistance for acquisition and development was provided by the City of Live Oak, Council for Progress of Suwannee County, Suwannee Democrat and Florida Department of Environment Protection through the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program.

 
Erected 2003 by City of Live Oak, Council for Progress of Suwannee County, Suwannee Democrat and Florida Department of Environment Protection.
 
Location. 30° 17.799′ N, 82° 59.109′ W. Marker is in Live Oak, Florida, in Suwannee County
Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2014
2. Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park Marker
. Marker is at the intersection of West Howard Street (U.S. 90) and Pine Avenue SW, on the right when traveling west on West Howard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Live Oak FL 32064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drew Mansion Site / The Town of Ellaville (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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