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Treasures from the Archives

September 2017 Mayor of Italian town seeks silent film era information from JHS Archives by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette Among the various requests we receive on a daily basis at the historical society, I think this is one of the most unique. It read: Hi, I’m Michele Marino, I am the mayor of a municipality in Basilicata, […]

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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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