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Jaxlore: The lost city of Ossachite
« on: May 22, 2023, 08:38:25 AM »
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Jaxlore is a column by Bill Delaney on the folklore, urban legends and local traditions of Jacksonville and the First Coast. Today's column dives into the legendary Timucua town of Ossachite, mentioned in many books and articles on local history as the native precursor to Downtown Jacksonville. There’s just one problem: Ossachite never existed. This is the story of how the tale spread, a new theory on where it came from, and how it became embedded in Jacksonville mythology.

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Re: Jaxlore: The lost city of Ossachite
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 12:42:35 PM »
Fascinating.
I was especially surprised to learn that the documentation of the Timucua language was so extensive.

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Re: Jaxlore: The lost city of Ossachite
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2023, 03:39:17 PM »
Fascinating.
I was especially surprised to learn that the documentation of the Timucua language was so extensive.

Thanks! Yeah, the breadth of knowledge about the Timucua people and language has grown exponentially in the last few years. In my opinion it's one of the absolute coolest things happening locally right now.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?