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Florida Chickees

Chickees were homes built by the Seminole Indians Chickee was the Seminole name for home. These simple homes were created to be built fast when the Seminoles were fleeing from the U. S. troops. They were built from easily availble materials and could...
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Tamiami Trail

The Tamiami Trail is part of the U. S. 41 that goes from Miami to Michigan by way of Georgia, Tennesse, Indiana, Illinois. Wisconsin and Michigan. You may be surprised to know that the Tamiami Trail was completed almost a quarter of a century...
Viewed 2350 times since 4 September 2009.

Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine

The Shrine dedicated to Mary, Queen of the Universe was built as a place of worship for the 5 million Catholic tourists who come to Orlando annually. The Shrine provides the opportunity for worship, teaching and witness. This Central Florida ...
Viewed 3479 times since 20 August 2009.

A walking tour of Historic Orlando

Downtown Historic Orlando is 8 blocks of buildings that tell the commercial and local government story of this City. The buildings were constructed between the 1880s and the 1940s This area has been designated a Historic area which has served ...
Viewed 2677 times since 11 August 2009.

T H Stone Memorial Park

The T. H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park is istuated in Port St Joe on Cap San Blas Rd. This area was once occupied by those Native Americans known as The Weedon Culture. This would have been from around 5000 to 2000 A. D. so t...
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Choctaw people

The Florida Choctaw Indian was the Native American who lived in the north west area of Florida (now known as the pan handle) The name derives from one of their most respected chiefs who was called Chatha and somehow this became Choctaw. Choct...
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Timucuans

The Native Americans were the most important part of Floridas history and here is a little about the Timucuan Indians who lived from approximately 3000 years ago to as recently as the 18th century. They were settled mainly in the northern are...
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The Ais people of Florida

The Ais (or Ay) Indians lived on the Atlantic Coast of Florida from Cape Canaveral to Port Lucie. They were later also known as Indians of the Coast or Indian de la Costa. It is thought that this dominant tribe lived in the area from aroung 2000 year...
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Miccosukee people of Florida

Miccosukee people were originally part of the Muskogee tribe of Native Americans. They came to Florida by way of Tennesse, then the Carolinas and finally settled in Florida in the eighteenth century. It is thought that their name was bestowed...
Viewed 2432 times since 7 August 2009.

The State Nicknames Part 1

There are 50 states in the USA, and most of them have a nickname, which reflects the various characteristics of that state. If you look at licence plates on cars as you travel around the Orlando area, or further afield in Florida, you will see many p...
Viewed 2707 times since 5 August 2009.

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