Floridans worried about springs drying up: it already happened to this one.
A sad channel with no flow in Saunders Park
once was a large and famous spring-fed pool,
remembered by many in Valdosta, Georgia,
both those who went there and those who were refused.
The man who built Barber Pool at that spring on River Street, E.R. Barber, was the first Coca-Cola bottler outside of Atlanta, an inventor, and also the builder of
the current home of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
The Barber-Pittman House
is on the
National Register of Historic Places.
That big house on the main drag, Ashley Street, just north of downtown Valdosta, was willed to the citizens of Valdoosta by his daughter,
Here’s what Barber Pool looked like in its heyday.
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