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Article Published in the Spring Installment of the Florida Historical Quarterly

Dear readers, I have been fortunate enough to have one of my historical essays published in the spring installment of this year’s issue of the academic journal, … 190 more words

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Great Oaks Part II & Florida's Version of Scarlett O'Hara

Last month, I had an article about Great Oaks, a historic house in Greenwood, Florida.

There’s an Emmett Wilson connection to it: His sister… 951 more words


Most Romantic Things To Do At Walt Disney World

It’s quite difficult to get to be very romantic  when every inch of the World seems packed with camera-toting tourists accompanied by screaming, crying kids.  I’m not a big fan of crowds so I am leaving out parades, special events like New Years, and that great bastion of profitability known as the character meal.   505 more words

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Just Call 1088 & Ask for Emmett

According to my research, Emmett lived at the San Carlos Hotel, on and off between 1913 and 1918, although he gave his permanent address as the J. 850 more words


Summer Campers

This week, was the week I had been talking about for a while now. The summer campers finally came and after being pumped up with horror stories from summer campers past I was terrified. 532 more words

DeBary Hall Historic Site

The Dickman Family of Ruskin

I just recently refinanced two houses in Tampa and I noticed that the real estate growth in Florida, particularly in upscale properties, is still going strong.   333 more words

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