West Riverside Classroom Photographs
Fishweir Elementary Classroom Photographs
Readers Comment about OLD ORTEGA
Loving the idea of sharing memories of Old Ortega, of which I have many both fond and enduring. My most palpable memories include working at Willie's (children's clothing store) every Sat. for several years between 14 and 16 yrs old and having all of my Ortega cronies (Margaret, Priscilla, Eleanor, Poppy, Sarah and Carolyn) meet me for lunch (always grilled cheeses and vanilla cokes) at Carter's Pharmacy so that I could ogle John Howard, the pharmacy delivery boy (huge crush is a vast understatement). Skiing on the wide open St. John's River, sunning at the Yacht Club and shag dancing whenever music played are all sweet memories for me. I also had this really awesome English teacher at Bolles who helped me, more than he will ever know, get through the ups and downs of high school. These are some of the memories that make Jacksonville the place I will always call home. -- Gray Dunaway
Who remembers crossing over to the Island in Ortega Forest and when you jumped up and down the earth shook? -- Jeanine Beard Sasser
My most vivid memories of Dora were that when the eye came right over us, my Mom ( who is now 92) made us sleep in the walk in closet in their bedroom. Mary Ellen Howe
You might be from Old Ortega if you remember Sitton's Dress Shop and Sally's Ortega Beauty Salon. -- Kathy Wilkerson Ghelerter
Remember the original Burger King where Chamblin's is now and of course, when the Roosevelt bridge looked more like the Ortega bridge and Roosevelt was only 4 lanes of concrete.
Manatees: I recall as a boy hearing them 'spout' and running to the dock to lie down and be very still as they (often a mother and baby cow) would swim directly under me, thinking they were huge and magnificent. Also watched them pull up onto the mud to eat hyacinth...
Name your "Favorite" Hurricane…Mine is"Hurricane Dora"...
I remember Braden's still being referred to as Docs! Also Mr. & Mrs. Burlingame from the Banner Food Store!
Doric, Ionic, and Baltic...?
How did those names come to be?