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The Legacy of Eatonville: Florida’s Pioneering African-American Town

Featured Image: Zora Neale Hurston in Eatonville, Florida, June 1935. Courtesy of Library of Congress. By James A. Padgett Appearances can be deceiving. Tucked away seven miles north of downtown Orlando, Eatonville may not seem that special in first impressions,…

Florida Views: The Florida Strawberry Festival in 1939

By Scott K. Sholl With the annual Florida Strawberry Festival under way in Plant City, we are featuring some of Marion Post Wolcott’s remarkable photographs of the festival, taken 76 years ago, while Wolcott was on assignment for the Farm…

Getting Here: From Iron Horses and Tin Cans to Silver Birds and SUVs

By Robert Sanchez Florida, now world famous as a great place to visit, wasn’t always easy to reach. Sure, in 2014 alone the state attracted a record 97.3 million visitors. Some — the proverbial “snowbirds” from Canada and other points north — stayed…