Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Micanopy

As promised, here are some more photos of the small town of Micanopy, Florida.

A little bit of the history of the town if you care to know...



An historic mansion and inn...




An Episcopal church...


... love the red door!

Daughters of the American Revolution...


Some lovelies...



Some whimsy for your garden...


Shopping anyone?  Whoops, sorry they're closed...


Main street...



Old buildings...




Fancy brickwork...


That's about it for the small town of Micanopy.  There's not a lot there, some antique shops and a few restaurants.  But, I can now say that I've been to the first distinct American town that was founded in the new U.S. Territory back in 1821.

And in case all you country music fans are wondering where you've heard of Micanopy before, it is mentioned in the chorus of John Anderson's Seminole Wind:

So blow, blow Seminole wind,
Blow like you're never gonna blow again.
I'm calling to you like a long lost friend,
But I know who you are.
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee,
All the way up to Micanopy.
Blow across the home of the Seminole,
The alligators and the garr. 


And upon looking for the lyrics to the above song I came across another song by Tom Petty, A Mind With A Heart of its Own, that also mentions Micanopy:

Well I been to Brooker and I been to Micanopy
I been to St. Louis too, I been all around the world
I've been over to your house
And you've been over sometimes to my house
I've slept in your tree house
My middle name is Earl

A mind with a heart of its own
A mind with a heart of its own

And, if that's not enough trivia for you, the film Doc Hollywood starring Michael J. Fox was filmed in Micanopy.  (I'm going to have to re-watch the movie now to see if I recognize any of the locations.)


So, there ya' have it, a few tidbits and photos of a town not too far from my neck of the woods.  Hope you enjoyed the visit!

Till next time,


6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a pretty and colorful place.

Country Gal said...

Looks very much like our village here ! Wonderful photos , thanks for sharing such a lovely place with us. I did a post or two of our country village and its history years ago . Here is the post just incase you would like to see my village .http://kandewoodphotography.blogspot.ca/2010/10/photos-of-our-village.html Have a great day !

Mamabug said...

I love all the beautiful old brick. It's neat how most Episcopal churches have those wonderful red doors. Long ago, red doors on a church meant it was a safe haven for those in trouble.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Looks like very interesting place. I love the birdhouse fence panels.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, enjoyed the tour so much! Love the red door on that church. Beautiful, beautiful shots!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I'm 3rd generation Floridian and hail from St. Augustine! Have never heard of Micanopy!! It appears to be a beautiful "Old Florida" town - which are so few now!! Will have to explore sometime!! Lovely pictures.

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