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The Florida Frontier: “Wilder Than The West”

The Florida frontier — especially in the years immediately following the Civil War — was a hardscrabble mix of Appalachia and the American West in which family feuds and cattle wars were common. According to Dana Ste. Claire, “In many…

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Florida Views: The St. Johns River

By Scott K. Sholl The St. Johns River is a hydrological paradox. Like the state it lies within, the St. Johns has represented different things to different people over time, as evidenced by its multiple names through history: Welaka (River…

Steamship "Cuba" via Florida Memory

FLORIDA AND CUBA: A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP STILL ON DISPLAY (Part III)

Part Three Disillusion also grew as the Castro regime, in keeping with Marxist dogma, declared war on religion and set up a police state that encouraged party loyalists to become informants, spying on their neighbors, friends, and even their family…