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Abandoned Jacksonville: Seminole Club

For a century, the Seminole Club was a place for Jacksonville's elite. Now it's just one of many Downtown Jacksonville buildings sitting empty.

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Murray Hill: Past, Present and Future

Metro Jacksonville's Ennis Davis and Stephen Dare share the past, present and future of Jacksonville's Murray Hill neighborhood.

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10 Facts About Jacksonville's Black History

In honor of Black History Month, here are ten facts about Jacksonville's African-American history that you might not be aware of.

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The University of North Florida: A Brief History

Sure, there are many people who know about UNF. But how many know anything beyond that? My guess is not many— including myself. With so much information actually out there I thought, “Why not compile it all into one, easily accessible story?” And as a student about to graduate from the University...

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All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504

Metro Jacksonville's Kara Holmes investigates the history of a derelict locomotive hidden behind the Prime Osborn Center.

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40 Acres and a Mule...How about a Jim Crow Instead?

This guest column by Richard Cuff shares the story behind "40 acres and a mule" and how Jacksonville was on the map of set aside land.

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Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville

Metro Jacksonville's Kristen Pickrell provides us with a review of Dorthy Fletcher's recently published book, "Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville."

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More Secrets of Jacksonville, Part II

Jacksonville has incredible stories and most of them are still largely unknown.

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Ghost of Jacksonville: Davis Street

Metro Jacksonville's Ennis Davis exposes a major early 20th century African-American urban thoroughfare that no longer exists.

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The Secrets of Jacksonville You Should Know About

Jacksonville has incredible stories and most of them are still largely unknown.

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