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 ...
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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...
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From Clearwater to Homossassas: what's in a name?
Well, back again with some more place name origins.
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...
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“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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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St Petersburg: A History
In the 19th century, a gentleman called General John Williams acquired 2500 acres of land in the south east part of (what we now know as) Pinellas County. John had a vision to create a beautiful place to live and play with wide sunny streets to add t...
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The Appalachians in Florida
The Appalachian Indian were the Native Americans who lived in an area that went from the Georgia state line to the Gulf of Mexico. At one time there was as many as 50000 Appalachians living in smallish village groups. What was considered to be a larg...
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