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Twice during the Civil War, black Union soldiers occupied Confederate Jacksonville.
Confederate veteran Miles Price platted this former plantation into lots and sold them to former slaves and Buffalo Soldiers.
“A house can be boarded up for years,” Paul says, “and it seems uninhabitable. But all you have to do is live in the house and it returns to its human-shaped life.”
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The Whetstones seem too worn out to fight for the Whetstonian’s preservation.
Dorothy Whetstone does most of the talking these days. She speaks fondly of how they first met at the Jefferson Street Pool just up the street 59 years ago.
Dot points to the wall and says, “Oh! That mural! That tells the story of Walter’s life.”
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