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Jaxlore: The lost city of Ossachite

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. Read More

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