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Emmett Lived Here

This is 211 W. Cervantes Street, in Pensacola, Florida.

Emmett lived here with the J. Walter Kehoe family from 1911 to early 1913, right up to when he left for Washington, D.C. 159 more words

Interesting & Odd

Seven Women Who Changed Florida History

One hundred years ago Florida was the only state in the South with less than one million residents, but things would soon change in every aspect of society in Florida.  496 more words

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Armchair Historian

I always seem to spot historical markers at precisely the moment I’m whizzing past them. I do like to stop, but I’m often constricted by time, a reluctant passenger, or sloth. 88 more words

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Chronicling America Tutorial

Ever wondered how to use Chronicling America?

We’ve posted a quick tutorial on YouTube that covers the what the Florida & Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project is, our partners, and how to perform searches using the advanced search option. 26 more words


The Story of Florida Starts With Two Myths

The first thing any Florida school child learns about their home state is probably:

 While searching for the Fountain of Youth, Ponce de Leon discovered Florida. 612 more words

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Going fishing: it’s far more work than play

A Pioneer Son at Sea: Fishing Tales of Old Florida, by Gilbert L. Voss, edited by Robert S. Voss. University Press of Florida. 200 pages. 456 more words

Authors And Books

I Love You, George A. Smathers Libraries

Friends, today I made a random check of historic newspaper databases, and I found a set that has been recently added to the University of Florida George A. 274 more words