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Florida's Lost Transportation

The lost urban railroads of Florida. A brief photo album of the lost rail transit systems in Florida.

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Fort King George State Historic Site – Darien, Georgia

Alex and Heather Bailey of OutsideTheDen.com take tour Fort King George State Historic Site.

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Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster: May 9, 1980

The worst bridge disaster in Florida history occured when an errant ship struck a major support of the southbound lane during a storm. The main span toppled into Tampa Bay. 35 people lost their lives.

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Video: Inside Riverside's Foremost Dairies, Inc.

Milk Production: "Triple Goodness". A 1948 video featuring an inside tour of milk and ice cream production in Riverside's famed Foremost Dairies processing plant.

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A Different Era: Downtown Jacksonville

Metro Jacksonville shares sights and scenes of downtown Jacksonville taken during the early 20th century.

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Jacksonville’s Pacific War - Part 1

Metro Jacksonville's Robert Mann explains how Jacksonville and Northeast Florida helped win a war in the Pacific: a salute to our veterans and our home front population and industry.

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Under the Boardwalk

EU Jacksonville shares the story of Frenchy Le Grand. The man who owned the Jacksonville Beach roller coaster. Article written by Liza Mitchell.

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LaVilla Shotgun Houses On Verge Of Being Demolished?

Not much is left of Florida's first major urban black neighborhood. Years of urban renewal and haphazard demolition have resulted in a major loss to Jacksonville's cultural heritage and downtown's vibrancy. Now, with an effort to preserve the area's last three shotgun houses drawing opposition from...

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Our History Disappearing Right Before Our Eyes

One by one, elements of Jacksonville's history and cultural heritage continue to disappear. Here's a look at three properties currently facing the wrath of the wrecking ball.

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The Jacksonville Quay

"The creation of the quayage would greatly improve the appearance of the waterfront in that area and would enhance the value of the adjoining property." Florida Times-Union - 1929

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