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JMI Book Club: James Madison In His Own Words

By Stephen Syfrett Today the JMI Book Club met to discuss another of James Madison’s pieces on political theory: Federalist 51. Again we see Mr. Madison advocating the eventual structure of the United States and highlighting the advantages of separation…

Tampa Bay History Center Showcases Florida Highwaymen Art

Back in the 1950s and ’60s, a group of African-Americans, known as the Highwaymen, sold Florida landscape paintings to locals and tourists on the side of the road. The paintings were sold for only a few bucks at the time…

Florida Verve: Links of Note

The wreck of the Union Steamers Maple Leaf and General Hunter on the St. Johns River, Florida, by Alfred Waud. Source: Library of Congress Jacksonville Divers Salvage Civil War History on the St. Johns River — The Florida Times-Union The…

Apollo 11 began new American era

By Ben Brotemarkle, For FLORIDA TODAY Forty-five years ago today, the flight of Apollo 11 changed the course of human history. On July 16, 1969, a Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong,…