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Historic Florida Train Trips Inside The State

Until trains connected Florida with Northern markets and people, Florida was the least populated state in the South, the least populated region of the country. 460 more words

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No one to blame

In one of the Wilson family genealogies, there’s a curious statement recorded by Emmett’s nephew. It says:

“…my mother always said that Emmett fell in with some rich Northern lumberman who started him drinking, and he drank himself to death.”

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THE OVERSEAS HIGHWAY has become a video symbol of Florida in films and publications across the globe.

There is nothing like it in the world Рa 113 mile highway (US 1) going southward from Florida to Key West.  608 more words

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Update: Emmett's Pharmacy

Earlier today, a reader emailed me about a photo of pharmacy bottles embossed “Hargis Pharmacy”.

The photo originated from a historic bottle collection website, http://www.mrbottles.com… 378 more words


Ten Small Florida Vacation Towns You Should Visit

Tired of a Florida vacation in an overcrowded, overpriced metropolis? ¬†Perhaps you should spend some vacation time in some of Florida’s small towns, where they appreciate every visitor and offer personalized services… 472 more words

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There is little about the slaves who built and operated the Gamble Plantation


In Ellenton, Florida, near the southeastern shore of Tampa Bay, is the Gamble Plantation State Park. Linnea and I visited there.

Here’s the park’s web page. 688 more words


Book Progress; Emmett's Vacation

Emmett’s story is still moving forward; as reported a few weeks ago, I’m nearing the end of the first installation of the book, which covers 1899-1906. 343 more words