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How Pearl Harbor shaped Jacksonville

Since the onset of the Second World War, Jacksonville has been a Navy town, and to this day approximately one-third of the region’s economy is related to the military – mainly, the U.S. Navy, which maintains three major bases in the area, two entirely within the City of Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville’s Reckoning

We live in a city approaching its 200th anniversary, and that deserves commemoration. We dignify our past by striving constantly to see it clearly, acknowledging its presence in our own lives, and its effects on generations yet to come. That’s why Jacksonville history matters.

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Surprising Jacksonville

For newcomers to Jacksonville, the city can be surprising in many ways. Once you get past the city’s sprawling size, and begin to explore neighborhoods new and old, you begin to sense there’s more here than meets the eye.

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