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Florida Frontiers: Rossetter set industry record

Caroline P. Rossetter, at the tender age of 23, listened at the keyhole as a debate took place behind closed doors at the Standard Oil Company office in Louisville, Ky. Upon her father’s death, Carrie Rossetter requested that she be…

Florida Verve: Links of Note

Historical photos of Emancipation Day celebrations in Fla.: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2013/05/20/emancipation-day-celebrations-in-florida/ In defense of Florida barbecue: “Barbecue restaurants flourished in Florida in the 1920s and ’30s, when the rise of automobiles and the influx of tourists they brought to the state gave…

Florida Frontiers: WWI vet settled Maitland art colony

Artist, architect, writer and World War I veteran Jules André Smith intended to move from Stony Creek, Connecticut, to Miami to enjoy a peaceful retirement. As he traveled through Central Florida in 1932, Smith saw a beautiful sunset on Lake…

Florida Frontiers: Theories abound on Orlando name

By Ben Brotemarkle, FLORIDA TODAY In his play “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet’s argument was that it doesn’t really matter…