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Dive Into History

Jackonville is more than the sum of its parts. It’s the sum of its history.

Cities are like tapestries—and their history, character and people are the fabric from which they are woven. For centuries, Jacksonville has been shaped by shifting currents, tested by wars, epidemics and fire, and buoyed by the hopes and aspirations of its citizens. Below, we present a brief, eclectic snapshot of the myriad people, places, and events in Jacksonville’s past. Why not dive in?

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