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Flashback Friday: Hurricane Erin

This month, twenty years ago the Treasure and Space Coasts were threatened by a storm out in the Atlantic.  Erin represented the first post-Andrew panic on Florida’s East Coast and then hit the Panhandle just months before the much more powerful and destructive Opal. 167 more words

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Celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th Birthday with Great Reads and Events

St. Augustine will celebrate its 450th birthday over Labor Day weekend with fireworks, street parties, live entertainment, re-enactments and commemorative ceremonies. To add to these festivities, University Press of Florida recommends reading three books highlighting the unique and historical features of America’s Oldest City:   421 more words

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Quincy: Center of Florida's Old Tobacco Kingdom

QUINCY, capital of Gadsden County is today a quiet, somewhat laid-back Panhandle town, although the existence of beautiful antebellum mansions, large warehouses and packing houses, and an interesting downtown hint at the town’s status when it was the center of Florida’s tobacco industry which didn’t decline until the 1920’s.  728 more words

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Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale Fl - Aug 9th

After kissing my husband good-bye at the Fort Lauderdale airport on a Sunday mid-afternoon, I decided to visit Bonnet House located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. 670 more words

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Flashback Friday: First British siege of Pensacola ends

On this day in 1707, the first siege of Pensacola was lifted. The town was destroyed by the British and the Crown’s Creek Indian allies but Spanish rule persisted due to the defense of Fort San Carlos de Austria .  71 more words

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Intern Guest Post: The Skyway Bridge Memorial

Below, marketing intern Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson talks about the Skyway Bridge Memorial, its dedication ceremony, and the author who made the monument possible, Bill DeYoung.

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Thursday Bookshelf: Florida's Hurricane History

With Tropical Storm Danny churning out in the Atlantic Ocean (I am old enough to recall  well a previous Hurricane Danny threaten New Orleans 30 years ago) this seemed like a good time to discuss the long history of recorded Hurricanes and the State of Florida. 247 more words

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