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The Earls of East Hall, Part IV

The final installment/study of Emmett and his junior-year college roommates at Stetson features John N. Worley, of St. Augustine, and Fred Fee, of Fort Pierce, Florida. 620 more words


The Earls of East Hall, Part III

Continuing our study of Emmett’s junior year dorm mates at Stetson University, we now come to Emmett’s name on the list:

Hamilton Hall, or, Hamilton House, was a women’s cottage dorm. 1,089 more words


Flashback Friday: Florida's lone highway suspension bridge

While Florida has lots of high bridges and a few cantilever and cable-stayed ones, the state only boasts one highway suspension bridge. The bridge believe it or not is over the Suwannee River near Luraville (in Lafayette County) and boasts a span that is much shorter than any of the cable-stayed or cantilever ones in the state. 149 more words

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1811, a land remembered*

Hutchinson Island

pineapple plantation


Hutchinson Island, FL Pineapple Plantation

2016, a kingdom from a swamp

Indian River Planation on Hutchinson Island… 146 more words


Finding Dan McCarty, an important work on Florida History is released

Finding Dan McCarty the new book by Robert Buccellato has been released and is available via Amazon.com (click on the link on the book title to purchase a copy).  252 more words

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Floridians Love Their Swimming Pools More and More Gigantic

Despite having 700 miles of sandy beaches to swim and play on, Floridians have always loved their swimming pools.

Even that workaholic Thomas Edison had a Portland  Cement pool put into his winter state and lab at Fort Myers in 1910.  434 more words

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Music Everywhere

One small Florida town, many international rock legends

“Jourard tells the story so that you feel you are there in the humid clubs, watching history unfold in a time when regional music scenes truly were unique.”–Charles R. 385 more words