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Seven Women Who Changed Florida History

One hundred years ago Florida was the only state in the South with less than one million residents, but things would soon change in every aspect of society in Florida.  Many people played major roles in Florida history – here … Continue reading

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Things No One Told You About Florida

In the forty years I have taught college students about Florida, there are some facts and information that always surprise the students.   Here are some things that most Floridians are ignorant of or have a false impression. Florida Was Once … Continue reading

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Florida’s Best State Parks With Great Beaches

Florida has miles and miles of great beaches, but more and more of them are lined with condos and multi-storied hotels.  If you want a Florida beach with a wonderful all-natural view, you might consider a Florida State Park. For … Continue reading

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Florida and Alligators – A Love-Hate Relationship

Last week was a very negative week for the Sunshine State and particularly for Orange County (Orlando) with the mass assassination at the Pulse nightclub and the killing of a two year old Nebraska boy by an alligator at the … Continue reading

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It’s Manatee Viewing Time In Florida

Between January and March Florida’s manatee population heads toward the warmer waters of Florida riverside springs and  power plants.  It is an important time for the survival of the manatees who numbered 4,831 a year ago despite a record 829 … Continue reading

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Pigeon Key Is A Unique Florida Keys Vacation

Three million visitors vacation in the Florida Keys each year, most of them looking for a secluded island with a private beach and unique experiences.  Most of them drive right past or even bike right over Pigeon Key. Four acre … Continue reading

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White Oak Plantation Is Not Your Typical Florida Plantation

The 100 buildings along the banks of the St. Marys River north of Yulee belong to the huge White Oak Plantation. The plantation goes back to a land grant to Andrew Way in April of 1768, but since 1982 the … Continue reading

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