Category Florida History

Koreshan machine shops (before Ian)

The Koreshan Unity machines shops were built in the early 1900’s. They were slightly damaged by Hurricane Ian – this video was filmed about ten days before Ian’s landfall in September 2022.

Jeb Bush wins in 1998 landslide

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Jeb Bush’s 1998 election as governor. 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 free which enable you to subscribe and listen on your iPhone if you do […]

Overview of the Koreshan Unity

In the coming weeks we’re going to have some more videos about the Koreshan Unity and Koreshan State Historic Site in Lee County as well as a Florida History Podcast on the topic. Here is a video overview of the religious movement.

Voting Rights and minority access protection in Jacksonville / Duval County

A special treat this week on The Florida History Podcast as Voting Rights Attorney Nick Warren, from the ACLU Florida joins us to take us through the odyssey of voting rights in Jacksonville and Duval County since the 1967 consolidation charter up until today and the court decision regarding City Council and School Board districts.  […]

Bay City Dredge – how the Tamiami Trail was build

This was filmed two weeks before Ian, and the site is currently closed. But this is one of the coolest pieces of Florida history you can find – the actual dredge which built portions of the Tamiami Trail in the 1920’s. The video gives more information.

1970 Governor’s Race – Askew v Kirk

1970 was supposed to be a banner GOP year in Florida. But infighting turned Republican against Republican, and led to a banner Democratic year headlined by Reubin Askew’s rout of sitting Governor Claude Kirk. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss this historic election. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our […]

Claude Kirk: Florida’s Huey Long

A film to accompany this week’s podcast

The 1966 Governor’s Race

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the 1966 Governor’s Race. In 1966 Governor Haydon Burns was denied renomination by the Democrats who opted for liberal Miami Mayor Robert King High instead of the conservative Burns. This led to a mass exodus of Democrats from their ancestral party in the fall election, where they […]

1952- Dan McCarty is elected

On this edition of the Florida History Podcast, we discuss the 1952 Governor’s Election, a historic turning point in Florida’s history. This will be the first in a series of podcasts on historic governor’s elections in Florida. You can also view our original TFS documentary on McCarty’s election here. You can listen to the Florida […]

William Bartram and exploring the St Johns River

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss William Bartram following in the footsteps of his famous father John, and traveling from Philadelphia in the 1760’s and 1770’s to explore Florida, particularly the St Johns River. 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 […]