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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 1353 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 1733 times since 13 September 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 1547 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 1487 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 1599 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 1828 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 2092 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 2430 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 2852 times since 16 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 2457 times since 29 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 1963 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 2058 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 2010 times since 13 January 2011.

Clearwater: A History.

Many of you will take a day trip to Clearwater during your time in the Orlando area and I thought I would give you a potted history of this lovely Gulf Coast city. Until 1885, Clearwater was known as Clear Water Harbor; no doubt this was insp...
Viewed 2258 times since 4 April 2010.

The Tequesta people of Florida

The Tequesta Indians lived in the South East corner Florida in the Miami Dade and Florida Keys areas. There were only 800 of this tribe which may go towards how they were pushed from pillar to post in the latter part of their history. They ha...
Viewed 3646 times since 13 October 2009.

Chalet Suzanne....a history

If you have visited Florida then you have probably heard of Chalet Suzanne and may have even visited this enchanting place. The history of this charming place merits an article of its own. Chalet Suzanne was founded by Carl and Bertha Hinshaw...
Viewed 2609 times since 13 October 2009.

Calusa Indians

The Native Americans known as the Calusa Indians inhabited the south west coast of Florida. The word Calusa means fierce people and they certainly lived up to their name. They were pro active in repelling other Indian tribes. In the days that the Spa...
Viewed 2671 times since 11 October 2009.

The Jeagas in Florida.

The Jeaga Indian tribe lived on what is now known as Palm Beach County. You may also have heard them called geiga, xega or jobe Unlike their peace loving neighbours the Tequesta, the Jeagans were war like aggresive and frightening. At one point their...
Viewed 2840 times since 6 October 2009.

The Seminole Indians of Florida

The Native Americans known as the Seminole Indians are an amalgamation of the Hitchitis, Oconees, Creeks and Micosukees. The coming together of these once separate tribes happend in the 18th century. It is good to note that some of the slaves escaped...
Viewed 2365 times since 6 October 2009.

The Creek Indian of Florida

The Creek Indians were the Native Americans who were so named by the first European settlers. Originally they were called Istrichata but after the first white settlers arrived, they re named themselves Muskogee. They lived in homes arranged a...
Viewed 2634 times since 6 October 2009.

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