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Thrusday Bookshelf: It Happened in Florida

E. Lynne Wright’s It Happened in Florida: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series) is a collection of largely untold short non-fiction stories about Florida’s rich history. The well-researched and written book is presented in a chronological order. Whether it is Ponce De Leon’s near landing on the present day Space Coast, Henry […]

Martin Luther King Jr. and St Augustine

Today is the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and this week was the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s landing. Let’s look back at when Martin Luther King Jr. visited St Augustine in 1964 at the beginning of the 400th anniversary celebrations of St Augustine’s formal founding. The oldest city in […]