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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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75 years ago Jacksonville responds to Pearl Harbor attack

In the early days of December 1941, cool weather and a festive spirit filled the streets of Jacksonville. The Florida  Times Union was packed with news and advertisements highlighting the Christmas holidays. Stories detailed holiday events and warning notices on the Post Office’s usual mail onslaught.   Only days into the month, overshadowing the December flurry of […]

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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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