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In Praise of County Courthouse Archivists

I spent most of last week in three different courthouse archives: Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Jackson Counties, Florida. I don’t have a favorite. They are… 1,343 more words


Don't Miss This Fort Myers Gem - The Edison And Ford Winter Estates

So you are in Fort Myers and it is raining. Oh dear! Perhaps you simply had enough of the beach for a day, and are nursing a sunburn. 1,511 more words

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Everglades City: Still Florida's Last Frontier

You can’t travel any further south along the Florida’s Gulf of Mexico than EVERGLADES CITY and CHOKOLOSKEE, at the entrance to the Western Everglades.  In many ways this area is still Florida’s last frontier,  a place for fishermen and nature lovers and people who want to keep a low profile. 456 more words

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In Thanks

Folks, I’m spending a few days decompressing from the road trip to Pensacola. I have to take a few days off from research and writing about our guy because, frankly, I’m beat. 651 more words


Radio Silence; Headed Home

Apologies for the radio silence. It has been a good trip to Pensacola and I have plenty to report, but frankly, I haven’t slept well the entire week, so I’ve neither heard nor felt the presence of… 354 more words


Flashback Friday: St Augustine turns 450 years old - a quick historical narrative of the city's importance

Last month marked the 450th Anniversary of the founding of St Augustine – The oldest continues settlement in what is now the United States of America. 1,831 more words

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More St. Michael's Stories

Right now, I’m in Chipley, Florida, staying with my excellent and gracious friend Pam and her family, in a historic old home where Emmett and his family members had certainly visited from time to time. 620 more words