Ken Knight, who grew up in Crestview from 1948 to 1958, fondly recalls swimming in a clear, chilly creek just south of the city limits and west of State Road 85.
“Whenever I talk with someone from that area, I always call it ‘God’s country,'” Knight, who is now 77 and lives in Alachua in the Gainesville metro area, said on Oct. 13. “I would love to live there again. When I was a kid, I used to swim in Turkey Hen Creek. The water was freezing! My fingers would shrivel up.”
Around 2009, former Crestview resident Ken Knight had commemorative bricks placed in front of Coney Island on Main Street to honor some of his late friends and mark the period during which his family lived in the Hub City.
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