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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 Military Museums Honor Our Veterans and More

There are 1.5 million Floridians who served in the United States Armed Forces so it is not surprised that there are dozens of memorial gardens and local museums to honor the military past and present.  My father met my mother … Continue reading

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Floridians Love Their Swimming Pools More and More Gigantic

Despite having 700 miles of sandy beaches to swim and play on, Floridians have always loved their swimming pools. Even that workaholic Thomas Edison had a Portland  Cement pool put into his winter state and lab at Fort Myers in … Continue reading

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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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