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A Florida Timeline: the middle years.

So now we come to the second part of the history of Florida and here we shall cover the time from Ponce De Leon landing in 1513 to 1858 when the Seminole wars resulted in the forcing out of Florida most of the Native American population. ...
Viewed 2064 times since 13 September 2012.

Florida Timeline: from 1861

We are now into part 3 of our Florida history timeline and we will start at the time of The American Civil War 1861 The American Civil War lead to the secession of Florida for the Union and they joined with other southern States to form Th...
Viewed 2462 times since 13 September 2012.

Allen Broussard: his contribution to Florida and it's conservation.

Allen Broussard had a keen interest in conservancy and animas from a very young age. He lived in the area now known as Forever Florida which is a non profit organisation which looks after the natural wilderness of this area in At the age ...
Viewed 2506 times since 28 June 2012.

Rotonda West - In the Beginning

Rotonda West ……. . In The Beginning How did this unique area begin and become the residential area it is of today. Looking into the history of Florida it was in 1821 the Spanish handed Florida to the then President of the Unite...
Viewed 3687 times since 22 January 2012.

Hillsborough to High Springs: what's in a name?

Hillsborough River Hillsborough River was formerly known as Locktsapopka by the Native American. In Muskogee, Papka is a place where you would eat and Lokchia means acorns. So thus Locktsapopka ia place where you would eat acorns. It is in...
Viewed 2286 times since 6 January 2012.

From Clearwater to Homossassas: what's in a name?

Well, back again with some more place name origins. CLEARWATER Clearwater is a lovely seaside town on The Gulf of Mexico. originally called Clearwater Harbor it was later shortened to Clearwater. They chose the name beacause of...
Viewed 2576 times since 6 January 2012.

From Orlando to Tampa: what's in a name?

Have you ever wondered how the cities in Florida got their names? Well I have, and started researching this and decided to share this fascinating info with you all. Let us start with the cities that you are likely to have flown into ...
Viewed 2168 times since 6 January 2012.

Especially for history buffs!

The Orange County Regional History Center is situated in East Central Boulevard in Orlando. This museum started its' life as a singe kitchen exhibit for the Central Florida Centenniel celebration which took place in 1942. It was held in a...
Viewed 2313 times since 31 December 2011.

Pinewood Estates.

Pinewood Estates is an early 1930s mansion built for the steel magnate Austin Buck. At that time it was known as El Retiro and was a winter home. This Mediterranean revival style home is 12900 square feet with 20 rooms and its own stunnin...
Viewed 2604 times since 2 September 2011.

M.C.O........a history.

Those of us who have visited Orlando for many decades can well remember the times when you had to fly into Miami and make the four plus hours slog up to the theme park area (usually with over tired, fractious children) It was usch a blessi...
Viewed 2900 times since 2 May 2011.

Silver Springs...........a history.

Silver Springs had a long and chequered history well before the advent of this charming theme park. The Native Americans known as The Timucans were resident here in the early 16th century and they survived a challenge from our old fr...
Viewed 3173 times since 20 March 2011.

Osceola County Historical Society and Pioneer Museum.

The county of Osceola has a rich and varied history. Named after the Seminole Indian War hero- it was founded in 1887 and originally reached as far down as Lake Okeechobee until 1917 when Okeechobee County was formed. Long before a certain ...
Viewed 3509 times since 16 February 2011.

“Florida in the Civil War” – an Exhibition at the History Center, Orlando.

I enjoy history, and so the History Center in Orlando is a place I like to visit whenever I have time. Florida actually has quite a history as, not only does it have a long history of Native American Indians, but Florida also played an important role...
Viewed 3281 times since 9 February 2011.

The Koreshan State Historic Site - Estero Florida

When we visited Florida last August we decided to 2 centre our holiday by spending a few days close to the West coast in a place called Bonita Springs and then following this with 2 weeks in Orlando. As part of our plan we researched the Bonita Sprin...
Viewed 3433 times since 8 February 2011.

Floridas National Scenic Trail

If you are like me, you love The Parks but also like to get off and see the ' Real Florida' from time to time. If you like walking then you should think about looking into Florida' s National Scenic Trails. The inspiration cam...
Viewed 3127 times since 29 January 2011.

The State Nicknames Part 15 – New Mexico

Our fascination with the state number plates developed early during our first visit to Florida, when our children first noticed that cars had different plates according to their state of origin. Through this we have come to learn a little more about ...
Viewed 2736 times since 21 January 2011.

The State Nicknames – Part 14

Each of the 50 states of the USA has a nickname, and this can be found on the license plates on each and every car. It is fascinating to collect the different nicknames and we have seen all but two of the 50 since we started some 12 years ago. ...
Viewed 2668 times since 16 January 2011.

The State Nicknames- Part 12

Each of the states of America has a nickname which reflects its history, geography, industries and people. These nicknames can be found on car license plates, and we have found it fascinating to look out for these as we drive round the Orlando area. ...
Viewed 2732 times since 16 January 2011.

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

Blountstown in Calhoun County is home to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement which can best be described as a living history museum built to preserve the pioneer lifestyle and create a legacy for future generations to come. Willard and Linda S...
Viewed 2611 times since 13 January 2011.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

I am sure some of you will be familiar with the George Gershwin song Swanee River made famous by Al Jolson back in the 1930s , but are you aware that the lyrics refer to Florida’s very own Suwannee River? Rising in Fargo, Georgia and disc...
Viewed 3149 times since 7 January 2011.

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