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  Florida Division of Recreation and Parks
The Florida Park Service, managed under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, was a finalist in the National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal award in 1997, and won the Gold Medal in 1999.
Florida’s state park system is one of the largest in the country with 160 parks spanning more than 723,000 acres and 100 miles of sandy white beach.
Florida's state parks are managed and preserved for enjoyment by this and future generations through providing appropriate resource-based recreational opportunities, interpretation and education that help visitors connect to...
www.dep.state.fl.us /parks   (599 words)

  DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, State Factsheets, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Florida’s over 8,000 miles of coastline provides virtually unlimited access and opportunities for drug trafficking organizations to use maritime conveyances to smuggle drugs.
Additionally, Florida’s numerous international airports and maritime ports provide traffickers with a means to smuggle drugs through the use of couriers and cargo facilities.
South Florida, with its unique mix of nationalities and ties to Central and South America, is a primary domestic command and control center for Colombian narcotics traffickers and money laundering organizations.
www.dea.gov /pubs/states/florida.html   (2006 words)

Florida is bounded north by Alabama and Georgia, east by the Atlantic, south by the Straits of Florida and Gulf of Mexico, and west by the Gulf and the Perdido River.
The landing of Ponce de Leon on the shores of Florida probably on the Sunday after Easter, 3 April, 1513, is the first positively authenticated instance of the presence of Europeans on the mainland of the United States.
When Florida in 1763 passed under English rule, freedom of worship was guaranteed, but the illiberal interpretation of officials resulted in the general exodus of Catholics, so that by 1765, the bi-centenary year of the Church in Florida, a few defaced church buildings presented the only evidence of its former Catholicity.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06115b.htm   (6129 words)

  Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida.
Florida has the highest average precipitation of any state, in large part because afternoon thunderstorms are common in most of the state from late spring until early autumn.
Until the mid-twentieth century, Florida was the least populous Southern state; however, the local climate, tempered by the growing availability of air conditioning, made the state a haven, and migration from the Rust Belt and the Northeast sharply increased the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Florida   (4489 words)

 Jacksonville, Florida Encyclopedia Articles @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jacksonville is the most populous city in the state of Florida and the thirteenth most populous city in the United States.
The city was renamed in 1822 for Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and eventual seventh President of the United States.
Florida became a territory of the United States in 1821, and Cowford soon acquired the name Jacksonville after territorial governor and future US President Andrew Jackson.
www.artoftexas.com /encyclopedia/Jacksonville,_Florida   (4172 words)

 Florida Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Florida is a located in the southeastern United States.
Florida's public-school revenue per student and spending per $1000 of personal income usually rank in the bottom 25 percent of U.S. Average teacher salaries rank near the middle of U.S. states.
Florida's interstates, state highways and are maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Florida   (3367 words)

 The Florida Quarter - The United States Mint
The Florida quarter is the second of 2004, and the 27th in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program.
On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state to be admitted into the Union.
Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center, has been the starting point for most of the modern era’s most significant scientific space expeditions – from Man’s first moon landing to the Voyager probe currently exploring deep space outside our solar system.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=FL   (304 words)

 Florida Vacations
Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida's most popular one-stop vacation hot spots, with a jovial, relaxed atmosphere that's ideal for lying on a wide beach, living it up at the many bars and clubs, dining by the sea, or shopping for souvenirs.
This is the southernmost island in a chain of Atlantic coast barrier islands that stretch from North Carolina to Florida.
Tampa, the third largest city in Florida, is such a dynamic city with so many activities that it's hard to imagine the sleepy little fishing town is once was.
www.sunfinder.com /florida_vacations.htm   (1946 words)

 Florida travel guide - Wikitravel
Florida is the most south-eastern state in the United States of America.
The total population of Florida as of 2000 is 15,982,378; it is the 4th largest state population in the United States.
Florida's major interstate highways include I-95, which runs north to south along the east coast, I-10, which runs from Jacksonville in the east across the panhandle to the west, and I-75, which enters the state from Georgia and runs south through Tampa and along the Gulf coast.
wikitravel.org /en/Florida   (668 words)

 Welcome | Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Florida’s environmental priorities include restoring America’s Everglades, improving air quality, restoring and protecting the water quality in our springs, lakes, rivers and coastal waters, conserving environmentally-sensitive lands and providing citizens and visitors with recreational opportunities, now and in the future.
Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet today presented a resolution recognizing September 8, 2007, as International Literacy Day.
program, the Department of State, the Florida Lottery, Volunteer USA Foundation, Florida Literacy Coalition, Adult and Community Educators of Florida, and local libraries and reading programs to promote the importance of literacy and environmental education.
www.dep.state.fl.us   (288 words)

 Florida in the Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the third state to secede, Florida’s small population and meager industrial resources made the state of little strategic importance to either side.
However Florida’s 13000 mile coastline proved invaluable for the production of salt, made by boiling sea water in large kettles or evaporating it in man-made tidal pools.
This program is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida.
www.floridamemory.com /OnlineClassroom/FloridaCivilWar/index.cfm   (190 words)

 Florida Keys Vacation info
But you are on a tropical island, in the Florida Keys, next to the best fishing and diving in the country, so it’s a trade off.
Our First day there we tried to snorkel on the ocean side of Long Key but the visibility was terrible and for the most part it was wash. That night I collected fish carcasses from some guys who had been fishing on the reef, I was pretty stoked I got a whole bucket full.
It took about an hour and half for a shark to show, and it was pretty decent one, about 7 foot lemon, not quite the same as bull shark but still pretty fun to hook, I fought him for maybe 20 minutes, then we ran the boat up on him and cut the leader.
key-west.spaces.msn.com /PersonalSpace.aspx   (4281 words)

The Florida Bar, with more than 80,000 members, is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers.
An update on Florida's Sunshine Laws and False Light Doctrine are also on the agenda as well as the 52nd Annual Media Awards.
The 2007 Florida Bar Annual Convention will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott June 27-30.
www.floridabar.org /tfb/flabarwe.nsf   (173 words)

 Florida :: Florida Business Resource for Business Development and Relocation
As talent, ideas, collaborations and connectivity have become the main competitive advantages in business, Florida has emerged as the place where these elements combine to fuel an Innovation Economy unrivaled in its growth and vitality.
Florida continues to be one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S. Second only to California in 2007,
Florida has remained one the top three states since this Harris Poll began.
www.eflorida.com   (198 words)

 Florida Department of Corrections -- Homepage
The Department is working diligently to identify offenders who may be due consideration under the Governor's plan.
We are working in conjunction with the Office of Executive Clemency to provide a list of eligible offenders to the Florida Board of Executive Clemency for final determination and notification.
Florida Senate Recognizes Corrections' National and Regional Champions
www.dc.state.fl.us   (230 words)

 Florida Apartments
Whether you're a sun worshipper or just want to get a share of the booming economic growth, Florida is a state on the rise that has a lot to appeal to newcomers looking for apartments for rent.
In winter, southern Florida is one of the warmest places on the U.S. mainland, with average January temperatures ranging from 64 to 70 degrees.
Tallahassee, in the panhandle, is Florida's capital and is also a good place to look for apartments.
www.rent.com /rentals/florida   (750 words)

 Florida Gators NCAA Football News - Topix
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is convinced that Billy Donovan will be on the Gators' bench next season - but he wouldn't be surprised if he hears the basketball coach's name linked to the Houston...
On the morning of April 3rd, 2006, Florida had one national championship across the two "big time" college sports, football and basketball.
I edit the Florida Gators NCAA Football News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /ncaa/florida-football   (582 words)

 Boating and Waterways
The Florida Boating Advisory Council (BAC) was created by the Florida Legislature and placed within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make recommendations to the FWC Commissioners and the Department of Community Affairs regarding issues affecting the boating community.
During the November 29, 2005 Florida Boating Advisory Meeting held in Key Largo, the topic was brought up again by certain interest groups and the Chair of the Council asked for a subcommittee of the BAC be formed to explore this issue further and bring their findings back to the full council when complete.
Recent changes to the Florida Statutes require counties to demonstrate through an annual detailed accounting report of vessel registration revenues that the registration fees were spent as provided in s.
myfwc.com /boating   (729 words)

 Florida Resorts, Sarasota Florida, Venice Florida, Gainesville Florida, Florida Holidays, Celebration Florida, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Floripedia is a collection of articles about Florida and Florida history.
For example, an article that was originally written to promote a Florida town will most likely emphasize all of the good features of the town and skip over any problems.
"The Everglades" Highways and Byways of Florida, 1918
www.fcit.usf.edu /florida/docs/docs.htm   (2996 words)

 Florida Kids @ Florida OCHP
To learn about Florida's cultures, settlement, and facts about our great state, use the menu below or the menu to the left.
You can learn about Florida's people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home.
You can also find out Florida's state symbols like the state bird or the state song.
dhr.dos.state.fl.us /kids   (98 words)

 Florida - IRONMAN.com
Ford Ironman Florida is typically one of the most competitive age-group races of the year.
The only time she hasn’t won here was in 2004, when it took no-less-an-athlete than recent Ford Ironman World Champion Michellie Jones to get to the line ahead of her.
Bella Comerford of Scotland has dominated the women’s race at the Ford Ironman Florida over the past five years.
www.ironmanlive.com /events/ironman/florida   (1048 words)

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