Long Key Natural Area is one of the most recently protected areas of southeast Florida, having been opened in 2008. An area once inhabited by Native Americans, it was eventually the site of a failed amusement park on the edge of the Everglades known as Pioneer City, then the Kapok Tree Restaurant before it was […]

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we dive into several topics suggested by listeners. 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 […]

The first addition to our new TFS video series is a quick five minute 4K walk through the Cypress Hammock Boardwalk in Coral Springs. The boardwalk/nature trail connects two separate parks, the natural Orchard Pond Park and the recreational Cypress Hammock Park. When combined with Cypress Park which is on the other side of Coral […]

We’re starting a new series at TFS where we will film natural areas from across the state and upload the videos to our YouTube page. The videos will be HD quality or in some cases (shorter videos) in 4K and without narration. As I travel the state in my new role as the Executive Director […]

This is a deeply personal post and one that might offend some folks. Please understand it is all in the spirit of our society moving forward with bias or baggage. — I must admit I have long found the fascination so many Americans have with the British Monarchy beyond bizarre. Our nation was founded by […]

I-75’s path through Florida was first authorized in 1955. It was completed in 1964 before any other Florida interstate. But then the rapid growth of southwest Florida and the need to link another interstate to southeast Florida set off a long drawn-out process to extend the highway. It was finally completed in 1992. On this […]

The talk that Congressman Charlie Crist might once again seek a return the Governorship in 2022 has created a lot of conversation among Democratic activists. He wouldn’t be my first choice but certainly from where I sit, is preferable to some of the other names being floated. He’s also more qualified to hold the office […]

In this episode we answer listener questions on multiple topics including Henry Flagler and the allegations of a black shanty town being burnt down, The Governor’s Mansion, the bipartisan fight to make Big Sugar pay for Everglades cleanup and a comparison of Colonial St Augustine to cities in the 13 British Colonies to the north.  […]

CPAC’s second full day has thus far followed up on the Friday lighting-rod speeches of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. The two potential leading contenders to take up ex-President Donald Trump’s mantle as leader of a new Republican Party laid out what the new GOP is about. Rep. Paul Gosar of […]