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Crystal River State Archaeological Site

Sometimes the best adventures are unplanned.

On our way to paddle with manatees, we saw a sign on the side of the road for the Crystal River Archaeological State Park. 659 more words


Great Florida Restaurants In Funky Buildings

The only think I like better than going to a great restaurant is going to a great restaurant located in a restored or unique structure.  There is nothing wrong with your standard Florida restaurant architecture and I like places located on wharfs with great Oceanside views, but as a historian I love how some restaurant owners have proudly integrated a popular restaurant into a historic structure. 459 more words

Florida History

Exploring African American History in Florida using Digitized Newspapers

African American History Month, celebrated in the United States during the month of February since 1976, is a time to reflect on the role African Americans play in our nation’s history and culture. 474 more words


Emmett & John Gorrie

Dateline: April 30, 1914.

The scene: Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC.

Emmett Wilson, accompanied by a delegation from Florida, dedicates and unveils the statue of Dr. 406 more words

Interesting & Odd

Florida Houseboat Vacations: Rustic or Urban

A century ago Florida tourists took slow-moving steamboats down the St. Johns and Suwannee Rivers to get a close-up view of Florida wildlife and foliage. 388 more words

Florida History

Back On Track

It has been some time since I’ve written here. The Holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year have taken their yearly toll. Not so much in the bustle but in the emotional stew they churn up and which takes some quiet time to digest. 634 more words

Southern Living

3 Must-Hike Trails In South Florida

It’s winter in Florida and while the rest of the country moans and groans we breathe a huge sigh of relief. Aaaah – the temperatures finally fall below 75 degrees and at last it is possible to make two worlds come together: hiking and South Florida. 1,779 more words

Florida Travel