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Treasures from the Archives

June 2017 Volunteer finds mother’s photo in JHS Archives and donates more images from the 1924 beach summertime photo shoot Jacksonville native Nancy Gandy is a regular volunteer at the Jacksonville Historical Society Archives. The 1962 Ribault High School graduate retired following an active professional life at numerous local businesses, including Southern Bell, WJXX, ABC-25, […]

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Why St. Augustine’s history is important to Jacksonville

Celebrate 450! by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette When Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sighted the coast of Florida on the 28th of August of 1565, the peninsula of Florida had been part of the Spanish Empire for 52 years. In 1513 Juan Ponce de León had claimed the land he called Florida for Spain. During that first voyage […]

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