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Wanted: An Operator

Today’s throwback-Thursday research find is from the Milton (Fla.) Gazette, 1912.

Pray, tell, what is ‘the girlish age?’

And what if that operator candidate was mature, but ‘a girl at heart?’

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What Would Andrew Jackson Say?

Yesterday, I mentioned that Emmett’s grandfather had a law partner, S.R. Mallory, and they worked in the Mallory Building in Pensacola during Reconstruction.

My friend and colleague, the excellent Jacki Wilson at the… 108 more words

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Never thought I’d sit in a trash dump. No less, one 2,000 year old. But here I sit inside a mound of oyster shells and other discarded shells at the Mound House site. 167 more words

Florida's Best Small Beach Town Vacations

If  you’re sick of the crowded beaches and high prices of Florida’s huge winter vacation towns you might consider spending some time this season in some of Florida’s smaller beach communities.   245 more words

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Mantanzas—I know it means “slaughters”. I learned the word when visiting Fort Matanzas National Monument near St. Augustine. Pedro Menendez de Aviles had slaughtered Jean Ribault and his English troops at the Mantanzas inlet. 93 more words


Tampa Landmarks Turning Into Boutique Hotels

Recently Tampa architect Alberto Alfonso announced the development of a new hotel on Ybor City’s historic 7th Avenue at 14th Street.  The hotel will incorporate Ybor’s wraparound balconies, utilize real structures, and restart the Las Novedades restaurant, for decades an Ybor City destination.   199 more words

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Marriage as Business Arrangement, Part II

One of the nice things about discussing the research on Emmett’s book in the blog is that I hear from folks now and then who also have an interest in research, especially as it pertains to West Florida archives. 734 more words

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