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Historical markers coming to Cascades Park detailing history of area

Posted at 10:07 PM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 11:38:07-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — New historical markers are coming to Tallahassee's Cascades Park, and it's all in an effort to keep Tallahassee's history alive.

North American Properties will be putting the markers up anywhere from April to June of 2022.

One will showcase the civil rights movement at the old Leon County Jail site at Cascades Park, the other will be called "The Four Corners of History" detailing the stories of old public works buildings in Tallahassee.

Althemese Barnes, who helped bring the markers to Tallahassee stresses the importance of making sure history is accessible to the people that call Tallahassee home.

"At the Riley House Museum, which I established and served as executive director for 24 years, we always said 'write it down,' because that's the best way, if you document, digitize, whatever, it's the best way to preserve and conserve those stories," Barnes said.