Book Review: Osceola’s Legacy

 “Osceola’s Legacy” By Patricia Wickman Reviewed By Austin Croup ©1991 The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 288 pages Suppose you were to ask somebody on the street today to name the first famous Native American. In Florida, more likely than…

Florida’s Frontier Heroes: The Barefoot Mailmen

By Natalia Heguaboro Only one historical figure from Florida’s frontier days has had the dubious distinction of being portrayed as the hero of a major Hollywood movie – and the hero in question was actually a composite of several men.…

Florida Views: The Wakulla Beach Hotel Ruins

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Florida Verve in July 2015 Story By Lauren Sumners — Photos By Scott K. Sholl Florida has its share of ghost towns and other abandoned properties — places now largely forgotten that were once the…

Villa Vizcaya: A Gilded Oasis on Biscayne Bay

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 15, 2016. By Natalia Heguaburo Miami visitors glancing toward the shore while sailing on Biscayne Bay just south of the Rickenbacker Causeway can be forgiven if they’re startled by the vista…