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Floridians Love Their Giant Famous Trees

Floridians love their distinctive trees and the state is home to more national champion trees (tallest or biggest) than any other state.  Of the 751 species of tree with national titles from the American Forest conservation group, 111 are in … Continue reading

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Fort Myers: Still the Center of Southwest Florida

Despite the boom in Naples, Florida, and the fact that Cape Coral is southwest Florida’s largest town, FORT MYERS, “the City of Light” is still the center of Southwest Florida. FORT MYERS, started in the 1840’s when a hurricane forced the … Continue reading

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Tour Of Anna Maria Island Florida

  ANNA MARIA ISLAND was first settled at the start of the twentieth century by Tampa Mayor MADISON POST who named the island for his wife Maria and his sister-in-law Anna. Just as Cuban fishermen were the first visitors to the island at … Continue reading

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Lake Wales Is Scenic Florida Beyond Bok Tower

Chalet Suzanne closed last year when the Hinshaw family retired, leaving beautiful Bok Tower on 289-foot Iron Mountain as Lake Wale’s lone super attraction. But if visitors stop by downtown Lake Wales, they will be impressed with a small town … Continue reading

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Visit A Florida Museum This Saturday on Museum Day

This Saturday is the 11th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day and the opportunity for people to go online and get two free tickets to museums that may cost up to $15 dollars a ticket. In Florida there are 97 museums to … Continue reading

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America’s Wierdest Ghost Town Is In Florida

Koreshan State Park, south of Fort Myers in Estero, is a wonderful place to camp, fish, picnic, take your dog for a walk, and even kayak to a famous Indian Mound in Estero Bay. It is also the home to … Continue reading

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The Best Florida Literary Landmarks To Visit

Visiting the homes of famous people can give you an insight into what inspired their creativity and success.   This is certainly true about Florida-based writers. The greatest attraction is Cross Creek, the rustic farm cottage where Marjorie  Kinnan Rawlings … Continue reading

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Florida Is Losing Its Old Landmarks

The destruction of the Belleview Biltmore, the largest and oldest wooden hotel in the United States, is another reminder to me that if you can’t preserve a historic structure as a new beginning, it will probably be lost for future … Continue reading

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The Orlando Eye Shows Florida Tourists Still Like It “Big”

Today, Orlando Eye, a 400-foot observation ferris wheel opens on Orlando’s International Drive just off I-4 down the road from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the huge Lockhead Martin plant.    The Eye is the fifth largest in the world … Continue reading

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Apalachicola’s Great American Botanist Lived A Wild Life

Dr Alvan W. Chapman was born in Massachusetts in 1809, educated as a physician at Amherst, and came to Quincy, Florida, at the age of 26.  A few years later he moved to the booming, port village of Apalachicola, where … Continue reading

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