Tag Archives: Fishweir Creek

Walking the Fishweir Creek Loop / Finding the Bridge Where They Planted the Dynamite

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Twice they dynamited the railroad bridge on Fishweir Creek, but it barely slowed down the Palmetto Limited. Alligators and otters inhabit the creek. So did Vivian’s gun. How many people ever have walked the whole creek loop through the city?

Prissy’s Forgotten Arborteum

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I’d ask Prissy Bowers, were she still here. Jessie Lynn-Kerr wrote her obituary. On January 12, 2002, The Florida Times-Union headlined it, “Cheerful Clown Bowers Dies at 76.” She’d fought cancer for 16 years, one year fewer than she’d worked on her book. Dozens of clowns attended her funeral at Avondale United Methodist Church in full costume. The sign that once identified Wildling Arboretum has vanished, but these trees rise still. And a few of their broken markers.