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Creative Sleuthing

When conducting research on obscure people, you encounter plenty of informational brick walls. These can be frustrating, but you don’t have to let them stand in your way. 360 more words

Family

A New Mystery Unfolds

Readers, today I can report the discovery of several important answers to key questions in Emmett’s research — and a new mystery to solve.

Perry Mason, where are you when I need you? 363 more words

Family

Rookery Bay Reserves Lecture Series About Florida's History

Oct. 21, 2014

~Monthly ‘Lunch & Learn’ lecture series begins Nov. 4~

Rookery Bay’s Environmental Learning Center is the host site for ‘Lunch & Learn’ series. 258 more words

Environmental Education

On the passing of Tom Slade

One of the most influential people in Florida’s last half century of politics passed away on Monday. Tom Slade, more than any other single man is responsible for the political climate Floridians live in today. 363 more words

Florida History

The Lincoln Road Antique Market Is Florida's "One of a Kind" Place

Across Florida October means Florida’s extensive and popular flea markets are starting to expand as snowbird and vacationing vendors double the number of shops.  There are some great antique and collectible markets like Mount Dora, but to me nothing beats the bimonthly Sunday showcases on exclusive Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. 161 more words

Florida History

The Dud

I was revved up this morning when this book arrived in my office from InterLibrary Loan:

I’ve been waiting for this book for about three weeks — which is about how long it takes, depending on the book’s availability. 675 more words

Research Status

Life Saving Coprs A.R.C.

American Red Cross machine embroidered patch, circa late 1920s – early 1930s 

At the turn of the 20th century, spending time at the beach or on the ocean was becoming more popular, but many people did not know how to swim. 177 more words