Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

The failure of Florida Democrats has fed DeSantis’ Machiavellian success

Florida Democrats have never met quite a match as they do now in Governor Ron DeSantis. While Florida’s Democrats are on a twenty plus year losing streak, they’ve often lucked out in terms of opposition and the use of power. DeSantis is a master of holding and using power in the manner taught to us […]

Hobe Mountain – the highest natural point in southern Florida

Hobe Mountain which is contained within Jonathan Dickinson Park in Martin County contains many unique natural features including the highest natural point in southern Florida at just under 100 feet. The climb to the top of Hobe Mountain: View from the top of Hobe Mountain:

The First Underground Railroad: Freedom in Florida Part 3, The American Revolution

Part I Part II This week, on part III of our Florida History Podcast series on the nation’s First Underground Railroad, we move from Spanish rule of Florida, to British East Florida. Once the British assumed control of Florida via the Treaty of Paris in 1763, they brought a Plantation economy to the area, and […]

The Sunshine State Parkway in 1960

The 109-mile Sunshine State Parkway opened in 1957. The road which became known as Florida’s Turnpike in 1968 was extended north of Fort Pierce in 1960. This information sheet about the SSP featuring a welcome from Governor Collins is from 1960.

Pan Am II: A History

A brief narrative of history of the second version of Pan American World Airways is coming to these pages in the near future. The second Pan Am which flew from 1996 to 1998 was based in Miami and had a Florida-heavy route map (as indicated below). Any reader questions or thoughts about Pan Am II, […]

United adding Fort Myers to California nonstops

United Airlines, who last winter experimented with many point-to-point routes of Florida, are adding nonstop flights from Fort Myers to both Los Angeles and San Francisco. When COVID hit, Southwest Florida did not have a single nonstop flight to the Pacific Coast, but after Alaska Airlines added Fort Myers to both Seattle and Los Angeles […]

DeSantis v Capitalism and free enterprise: The new Florida GOP anti-Capitalist ideology defined

Ron DeSantis calls himself a “conservative.” However, it’s telling he’s stopped talking about being a “free market conservative.” Why? Because quite frankly his ideology now is a mixture of culture fascism and leftist state control of private industry and the economy. Last week, The Governor posted the above graphic claiming wanting responsible public health standards […]

TFS + – Classic Florida post cards and Citrus Crates

We’re making our TFS + and TFS + Pro series on classic Florida postcards, Citrus Crates and travel promotions available for free during June. You can see all of the posts of this nostalgic Florida series during June at our TFS + page.

Dear Governor DeSantis, Florida’s history in relation to Anti-Catholicism needs to be taught – let’s call it a “Critical Religious Theory.”

Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory.” This is fascinating given the ban which applies to public schools have never taught “Critical Race Theory,” something that is solely discussed at the University level. However, with all of the recent discussions about “Critical Race […]

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

See Jupiter Inlet, the mouth of the Loxahatchee River and beginning of the Indian River Lagoon from the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was built between 1858 and 1860. It was designed by General George Meade who in 1863 became the hero at the Battle of Gettysburg.