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Jacksonville at 199

Next year the citizens of Jacksonville will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of their hometown as we commemorate Jacksonville’s Bicentennial. What happened in 1822? Read more to see what CEO Alan Bliss shares about our humble, bovine beginnings.

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What’s in a name? How the city and its streets got theirs.

For 10,000 years Native Americans 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 of cow’s crossing.” By default, the […]

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