Preserving The Heart of Callaway After Hurricane Michael

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Preserving The Heart of Callaway After Hurricane Michael

Before the 20th century, one-room schoolhouses educated the majority of America’s children. Now, many of these structures have fallen into disrepair and only an estimated 14 remain in Florida. Callaway’s Historical Society has worked to preserve the city’s schoolhouse as a museum, but damage from Hurricane Michael has made the building unsafe. Callaway is now beginning restoration efforts.

One Hundred Years in the Destruction

Hurricane Michael almost destroyed a century old piece of history in the city of Callaway. The town is east of Panama City in Bay County, Florida. In addition to this video story for Local Routes, WFSU’s Robbie Gaffney did a radio news story and article on the city and building. Click here to explore more on this topic.

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Robbie Gaffney is a recent graduate from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida.

Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.