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Famous Floridians: Thomas Alva Edison and Florida's First Swimming Pool

Besides building the first swimming pool in Florida, the New Jersey transplant also developed his light bulb filament in the tiny village known as Ft. Myers. 55 more words


In Florida, It's Absolutely Great to Be a Cracker

Before we get to the subject of Crackers, welcome to the first Blog Hop sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We’re exploring some of the crazy and interesting idiosyncrasies of life in the Sunshine State. 731 more words

Vintage Florida

Flashback Friday: Florida, Fair Housing and the Civil Rights Act of 1968

This week, in 1968 following the assassination of  Rev. Martin Luther King, a stalled civil rights measure made its way to the House floor. Essentially a fair housing measure the act was much more controversial nationally than the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 245 more words

Florida History

TFS Announces 2014 Election Project and Google Hangout Plan

Having recently completed Blue With Envy: My American Journey with Manchester City and been offered the opportunity to write another book (this time in monograph form) on a historical topic, I have developed a longer-form writing and research bug which I would like to translate to Florida-related subjects. 216 more words

Florida Democrats

Disney FastPass+ Causing Lots Of Controversy

Unlike a lot of Disneyphiles the idea of being able to book a FastPass+ in advance and sticking my “blue MagicBand” into the system doesn’t bother me. 387 more words

Florida History

The second opinion

Friends, in research, success often depends on what you do when you are told that a resource needed for critical information doesn’t exist. Many will simply take that as the final answer, and either rework the thesis (which isn’t always bad), or ditch the project (which can be tragic). 473 more words

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Flashback Friday: Reagan Tax Cuts and Florida

Perhaps no piece of legislation has been more damaging to the ideal of the American dream than Ronald Reagan’s irresponsible tax cuts passed in 1981. These tax cuts sent the US economy into a deep recession and allowed Reagan to build up a bigger Federal deficit than the every previous President combined. 494 more words

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