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The Kingsley Plantation

The story of Kingsley Plantation is certainly fascinating…and when you factor in the life’s journey of the land owner’s wife…it makes this a most unique…

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A Rich History

The ground where this plantation stands passed from Spanish to English and then back to Spanish control before it ever became a part of the…

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The Oldest Fort in the Nation’s Oldest City

It’s the oldest fort in the nation’s oldest city…and that means it can tell plenty of stories about many different nations.  We recapture some of…

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A Fort with a Storied History

It’s a place that has been attacked by the British, the army of the confederacy and even bands of Pirates. That’s quite a story for…

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The Effects of Asian Citrus Psyllid

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Asian Citrus Psyllid. It’s one of those names that’s hard to say once, let alone several…

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The Challenges Within the Orange Industry

Perhaps you have a glass of orange juice in the morning; but did you know the state known for producing that product has had many…

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The Indirect Transformation of a Florida Neighborhood

When U.S. soldiers crossed the Atlantic to fight in World War I, they not only preserved freedom, they also discovered something that transformed a working…

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The History of Ybor City

Mention Ybor City to someone in Tampa, FL and they will probably tell you about all the great restaurants and clubs. However this neighborhood began…

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Home of the Six Toed Cats

If you walk around Key West, Florida, there’s a good chance you may encounter a most unusual type of cat. Many of the felines here…

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The Largest Residential Property in Key West

It’s the single largest residential property in Key West, Florida.  The couple who lived here led lives that most of us can only imagine… SharePrintEmail

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Replacing Ceiling Fans with Chandaliers

Replacing your ceiling fans with Parisian chandeliers might be an upgrade. That’s what this decorator believed to be the case.  However, ask the folks who…

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A Trip to Ernest Hemmingway’s Home

We’ll be in Key West, Florida for the next installments of our stories, taking a look at well-known author, Ernest Hemmingway, who made his home…

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A Deadly Trip

Imagine walking all the way from Arkansas to Mexico City. That’s what this expedition attempted to do. When they finally reached their destination, nearly 70%…

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Transforming Florida Forever

It’s hard to imagine the changes that took place in the American southeast during the 16th Century. The Spanish came looking for gold. However, they…

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Plant City, Florida’s Strawberries

Plant City, Florida is well known for its strawberries.  In fact, their annual strawberry festival will attract more people than the states fair.  But farming…

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A Transformed Working Class

When U.S. soldiers crossed the Atlantic to fight in World War I, they not only preserved freedom, they also discovered something that transformed a working…

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Ybor City, Florida

Mention Ybor City to someone in Tampa, Florida and they will probably tell you about all the great restaurants, bars and clubs you’ll find in…

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A Deadly Trip

Imagine walking all the way from Arkansas to Mexico City. That’s what this expedition attempted to do. When they finally reached their destination nearly 70%…

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Transforming an Area Forever

It is hard to imagine the changes that took place in the American southeast during the 16th century. The Spanish came looking for gold. However,…

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In Search of the Fountain of Youth

You may remember your history book told you of Ponce de Leon and his search for the “fountain of youth.” His trip to Florida actually…

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