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Treasures from the Archives

February 2017 Limoge China features local favorite — citrus! Henry Flagler brought the railroad to Florida and the railroads brought the tourists. And following the tourists, souvenir shops opened in their wake. These are the pre-digital tourists, the ones that could not post a photo on Facebook or Instagram to prove to their friends that […]

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Comic con and Graphic Novels: Adventures in the Archives

by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette Many of you might be following the latest Comic Con event this summer. For the uninitiated, “Comic Con” is the acronym of Comic Book Conventions – events “dedicated for the appreciation of Uncle Toms Cabincomics and related art forms and the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.” Although […]

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History of the St. Johns River

History of the St. Johns River For 10,000 years Native Floridians lived along the St. Johns River and at some point referred to its waters by a variety of names, including Welaka, “river of lakes.” It is recorded that natives called the narrow St. Johns River crossing at today’s downtown Jacksonville, Wacca Pilatka, meaning “place […]

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The glories of a Jacksonville winter…black history month and the physical reminders of the past…

A spectacular North Florida February reminds us of the glories of “wintering” in Jacksonville.  As Jacksonville residents, warm wintery days often take center stage when analyzing area history.  This current February leaves little doubt why Jacksonville at one time was one of nation’s great winter tourist destinations.  While weather records indicate occasional North Florida freezes, […]

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