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Dr. Francis Wilson, M*A*S*H Doctor?

It’s natural during the writing process to come up with new questions. I have a good one today.

A major character in the first chapter-in-progress is Emmett’s father, Dr. 262 more words

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St. Augustine's anchoring and mooring pilot program tested | StAugustine.com

St. Augustine’s anchoring and mooring pilot program tested | StAugustine.com.

Under a state pilot program, St. Augustine enacted an ordinance requiring boats to moor at least fifty feet from the navigable channel of the Intracoastal Waterway. 186 more words

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

The Inside The Box Cafe Is Tampa's Diamond in the Rough

Inside the Box resembles most of the fast service lunch spots on Tampa Street, Tampa’s downtown restaurant row.  Even many of the customers rushing in to get a one-half sandwich, one-half salad meal-to-go or one of the weekly specials do not know the success story of Inside the Box. 129 more words

Florida History

HOW DID THE TREASURE COAST GET ITS NAME?

Florida’s Treasure Coast, an area of reefs and beaches from Sebastian to Jupiter was so named for the many shipwrecks just off our shores. The largest known fleet that wrecked here was caused by what is known as the 1715 Plate Fleet disaster, one of the most colorful sagas in Florida’s coastal history. 281 more words

Spanish Treasure

Flashback Friday: September of 1964... Hurricanes Cleo, Dora and the Beatles rock Jacksonville

September 1964, 50 years ago was a momentous month in Florida history. The state was recovering from Hurricane Cleo which hit southeast Florida in late August with particular venom, destroying the… 800 more words

Florida History

Gratitude and Buckram Binding

This morning, the archivist at Florida State University library let me know they had found a text I’d been seeking (and thinking did not exist anymore) for about three or four months. 185 more words

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Discovering Florida

Discovering Florida: First Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast

Edited and Translated by John E. Worth

Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers who visited Florida’s lower gulf coast during the earliest stages of European conquest, between 1513 and 1566.   75 more words

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