Tag Archives: Florida History Podcast

St Augustine in the Spanish period

San Agustin known today as St Augustine is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Founded in 1565, the town was prosperous throughout the 1600’s but fell into decline as did Spanish Florida after the English invasion of 1702. By the time the British invaded again in 1740, San Agustin and Florida […]

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 […]

The Pork Chop Gang and the birth of modern progressive Florida politics – The Florida History Podcast Episode 6

Episode 6 of The Florida History Podcast focuses on the era of The Pork Chop Gang, a group of rural legislators who controlled the politics of the state tightly until the 1950’s and whose power was not completely broken until the Constitution of 1968. We examine Charley Johns, Senate President, Acting Governor and one of […]

Florida as a Presidential swing state – a history

Listen to the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast discussing Florida’s role as a Presidential swing state in both General Elections and primaries since 1876. The Florida History Podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify , Google Podcasts, Breaker, <a href="http://Pocketcasts, and Radio Public.