Category Florida History

Dorian: Lessons and observations

First off let me say all our hearts go out to our neighbors in the Bahamas. Particularly for those of us from the southeastern corner of the state, places like Freeport, West End and Marsh Harbor are closer to us geographically and in some ways economically and culturally than most of the United States and […]

Florida, hurricanes and Labor Day – A brief history -updated w/ PODCAST

Podcast: Labor Day Florida Hurricanes Florida is forever linked with Hurricanes but especially on Labor Day Weekend. Whether it was the 1935 Keys storm, the strongest ever to hit the United States, Betsy in 1965, 1979’s Hurricane David or 2004’s Frances, Labor Day Weekend often means Hurricanes. 2019 appears to be another anxious one for […]

Podcast: The Seminole Wars

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we discuss the era of the Seminole Wars which spanned from 1816 to 1858. We delve into the Florida exploits of future Presidents Andrew Jackson and Zachary Taylor in leading the US forces as well as the heroic defenses the Native […]

Podcast: Florida’s Prohibition era

In the latest episode of The Florida History Podcast presented by the Florida Squeeze we discuss the era of prohibition in the state. We look back at the lawlessness and independent streak in the Florida Panhandle as discussed in Rum Runners and Moonshiners of Old Florida as well look at the impact of the prohibition […]

The railroad to Miami and bridging the Keys

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we conclude our two part series on Henry Flagler’s contributions to Florida. We discuss the extension of Flagler’s railroad south from Palm Beach through Fort Lauderdale to Fort Dallas, or the new city of Miami. The birth of Miami, which by […]

Henry Flagler’s St Augustine

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we begin a two part series on Henry Flagler’s contributions to Florida. In this episode we focus on Flagler’s 1880’s and 1890’s revival of St Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. St Augustine had two eras of massive growth […]

Claude Kirk and the troubled decade for Florida Republicans

In 1966, Claude Kirk became Florida’s first post-Reconstruction Republican Governor while his party surged with increased seats in the legislature. Kirk’s flamboyance and ability the state’s racial backlash allowed him to break Democratic dominance of the state for the first time in a century. We discuss the Kirk legacy in this week’s edition of the […]

NBA TRADEAPALOOZA: It’s All Happening

The NBA looks completely different after free agency. Players from the East went west and players from the West went east. The trades and free agency maneuvers created new power alignments all over the league. Bleacher Report said, “this is as wide-open as the NBA felt in years. Perhaps even decades.” AP announced, “There is […]

Video supports narrative that Seth Rich leaked DNC emails

This video which was recorded soon after the 2016 election, supports Ed Butowsky’s claim that Ellen Ratner visited Julian Assange. In the video Ratner says she visited Assange and he alleged that Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails. This video supports Butowsky’s claims in his lawsuit where I wrote about here. It’s one thing to […]

Hurricane’s Andrew, Katrina Florida Politics and Government

In episode 10 of The Florida History Podcast Presented by The Florida Squeeze we look back at the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the governance, politics, attitude and demographics of Florida. Governor Chiles recorded the lowest ever approval rating in the state’s history immediately after the storm while President George H.W. Bush’s botched reaction helped […]