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Book Review: “LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE” by Les Standiford

Reviewed By Stephen Syfrett Almost everybody has heard of business icons such as John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Students learn about them in history classes. They are synonymous with America’s second Industrial Revolution. These were the men…

APALACHICOLA: BEYOND THE GORRIE DETAILS

THE HISTORIC TOWN ON FLORIDA’S FORGOTTEN COAST IS ONCE AGAIN BEING FORCED TO REINVENT ITSELF ESSAY BY ROBERT SANCHEZ¦PHOTOS BY SCOTT K. SHOLL How fitting that Apalachicola’s most notable historic figure is a doctor who was also an inventor. It’s…

Part I: Boats of Florida’s History

Seminole family in a dugout canoe near Miami, Florida, ca. 1910. Courtesy of Library of Congress. By James A. Padgett Florida’s identity is obviously connected to the water, whether seas, lakes, or streams. So it is no surprise that boating…