Category Florida History

Forgotten Florida amusement parks

Florida boasted many roadside attractions and full-fledged amusement parks that have disappeared over the years. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we take a look at some of them. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps […]

IMAGES: Southeast Florida currently enjoying a historically lucky run with serious tropical weather

Southeast Florida is living a charmed life. Time and again the region has escaped the wrath of tropical weather. The last direct hit/land falling hurricane southeastern Florida received was 15 years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina. The last time the region received sustained Hurricane force winds was two months later with the arrival of Wilma. […]

PODCAST: The Florida Turnpike – Political fights about its creation and path

Eventually everyone wanted to take credit for the building of the Sunshine State Parkway. But the development of a Florida Turnpike and its current route was a political football that last 20 years. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we look back at the political fights that led to the building of the road and […]

Florida’s Napoleonic Connection.

Prince Achille Murat the son of Napoleon’s brother-in-law Joachim Murat left Europe for Florida after his father was executed. He became one of Florida’s leading citizens in the territorial days after the US acquired Florida from Spain. In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Murat’s life. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast […]

The Rosewood Massacre

Neil Blackmon joins Kartik Krishnaiyer on this week’s Florida History Podcast to give a detailed history of the Rosewood Massacre, one of the darkest chapters in American history. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for […]

American Renewal (1960) – A Florida Squeeze Documentary

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Florida Politics in 1968

With all the comparisons between 2020 and 1968, on this weeks Florida History Podcast we look back at Florida politics in 1968. It was a year that defined modern America with its civil disobedience, racially-charged politics and of course The Vietnam War raging. Florida had a major role in the Presidential Campaign with the Republican […]

Florida on the 4th: The Gulf Coast Campaign of the American Revolution

Spain officially entered the war on May 8, 1779 as an ally of the United States and France. The Governor of Spanish Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez. On August 27, 1779, Spanish forces set out to capture Baton Rouge.  Fort Bute On September 7, 1779, Spanish forces overwhelmed a small British garrison protecting Fort Bute, giving […]

Florida on the 4th: Attempted American invasions of British East Florida

Writers note: This is part two of a three part series on TFS to commemorate the Fourth of July discussing Florida and the American Revolution.  As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I am uncovering more interesting history of Florida in the Revolutionary War- a history that has been largely under-told through […]

Florida on the 4th: 7 key factors why Florida did not join the American Revolution

Writers note: This weekend TFS will run three straight days of material on Florida and the American Revolution.  As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I am uncovering more interesting history of Florida in the Revolutionary War- a history that has been largely under-told through the years.  Role of Catholicism in Florida […]