Tag Archives: Florida history

Andrew Carnegie’s Florida Library Impact Is Still Being Honored

The Tampa-Hillsborough Library system is having their Centennial Celebration this year and every library has a life-sized poster of Andrew Carnegie greeting visitors. It is appropriate since two of Carnegie’s ten Florida city libraries are in Tampa. In fact, this … Continue reading

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The War For The Best Cuban Sandwich Gets Hotter

March has been proclaimed Cuban Sandwich month by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the Third Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival will be held in Ybor City’s Heritage Park on March 22 and 23. This is a SuperBowl event. Living in Tampa … Continue reading

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Pensacola Naval AIr Station – 100 Years of Service to America

In October 1913, Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels organized a board to develop an aeronautical option for the U.S. Navy. To Captain Washington Irving Chambers, the biggest booster of naval aviation, Florida was the logical choice for air training – … Continue reading

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The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee Will Be A Big Event

On Sunday, February 16th, the 150th Anniversary of Florida’s largest Civil War battle will be honored by the 38th Annual Reenactment at Olustee outside Lake City. This will be a three day event starting on February 14 with parades, period … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Antique Hunting and Lunch On Limoges

It’s the winter-snowbird tourist season here in Florida and next to going to beaches and parks and visiting Mickey, going shopping is the most popular activity. And going antique hunting in Florida’s small towns is high on the list. Mount … Continue reading

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Bijoux Terner Boomed During the Florida Recession

Miami’s Bijoux Terner is one Florida business that just grew and grew during the recent Great Recession. The company has a history of finding trends before the rest of the market. Cuban refugee Salomon Terner started a handbag factory in … Continue reading

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Shades of Green: One Military Benefit Not Being Reduced

In recent years there has been a lot of controversy as U.S. military benefits have been impacted by reductions and changes. There’s one benefit for active-duty and retired military that has improved each year – the 27 acre Shades of … Continue reading

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