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  History of Florida Tech
University officially changes its name to Florida Institute of Technology in acknowledgement of its growing identity as a scientific and technological university.
Florida Tech receives a $50 million grant from the F.W. Olin Foundation.
Construction of the new Charles and Ruth Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation is made possible by a generous gift from a Florida Tech trustee and his wife, and the F.W. Olin Foundation.
www.fit.edu /about/history.html   (619 words)

  History of Florida - Wikipedia
Hernando de Soto's expedition passed through Florida in 1539, and in 1559 Tristán de Luna y Arellano[?] established another brief settlement in Pensacola that was abandoned in 1561.
Britain retained control over Florida during the American Revolutionary War, but the Spanish, by that time allied with the French who were actively at war with Britain, took advantage of the distraction and recaptured portions of West Florida.
The Americans merged East Florida and West Florida, and established a new capital in Tallahassee, conveniently located halfway between the East Florida capital of St. Augustine and the West Florida capital of Pensacola.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /hi/History_of_Florida.html   (930 words)

 History of Florida
Florida was purchased from Spain by the United States in 1819, and was surrendered to the latter in July, 1821.
The Florida treaty was immediately ratified by the United States Senate, and, in expectation of a speedy ratification by Spain, an act was passed to authorize the President to take possession of the newly ceded territory.
The news was received by the Florida representatives in Congress at Washington; but, notwithstanding the State had withdrawn from the Union, they remained in their seats, for reasons given in a letter to Joseph Finnegan, written by Senator David L. Yulee from his desk in the Senate chamber.
www.sonofthesouth.net /texas/florida.htm   (3786 words)

Florida’s cattle industry is one of the 15 largest in the United States.
Florida was originally a farm-rich state, but with continued migration and development, it is becoming more and more of an urbanized region with each passing year.
In relation, the impact of Florida’s cattle ranchers on Florida’s environment and economy is not understood by the many of Florida’s citizens.
www.floridacattlemen.org /fca/history.htm   (853 words)

 Florida Jewish History
When Florida became a state, March 3, 1845, there were less than 100 Jews in a population of 66,500.
In 1928 some Jews moved to south Florida, however the majority of the Jewish population remained to the north, with 40% of the state's 10,000 Jews living in Jacksonville in 1928.
Jewish influence in Florida continues to be a part of everyday life and Jews continue to contribute to their society.
www.floridajewish.com /florida_jewish_history.php   (324 words)

 Women's History in Florida
Born in Pennsylvania in 1909 and moved to Orlando in 1934, Beth Johnson was elected to the Florida House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1957.
She founded the Florida Defenders of the Environment and successfully led the effort to stop the construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal and to restore the Ocklawaha River.
A graduate of the Florida State College for Women with a PhD in History from the University of Chicago, she was an active Florida historian and writer.
www.floridamemory.com /PhotographicCollection/photo_exhibits/women.cfm   (2023 words)

 Florida History
Florida now was divided informally into three areas: East Florida, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Suwannee River; Middle Florida, between the Suwannee and the Apalachicola Rivers; and West Florida, from the Apalachicola to the Perdido River.
Plantations were concentrated in Middle Florida, and their owners established the political tone for all of Florida until after the Civil War.
By the turn of the century, Florida’s population and per capita wealth were increasing rapidly; the potential of the "Sunshine State" appeared endless.
www.polktaxes.com /generalinfo/FloridaHistory.asp   (3415 words)

 Florida's Fear of History: New Law Undermines Critical Thinking
The fundamental fallacy of the law is in the underlying assumption that “factual” and “constructed” are mutually exclusive in the study of history.
Speaking of contemporary history, what about the fact that before the 2000 presidential election, Florida’s Republican secretary of state removed 57,700 names from the voter rolls, supposedly because they were convicted felons and not eligible to vote.
If Florida legislators felt the need to write a law to eliminate the possibility of that question even being asked, perhaps it says something about their faith in their own view and ability to defend it.
www.commondreams.org /views06/0717-22.htm   (1278 words)

 Facts - Office of Cultural & Historical Programs
As a territory of the United States, Florida was particularly attractive to people from the older Southern plantation areas of Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, who arrived in considerable numbers.
Florida now was divided informally into three areas: East Florida, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Suwannee River; Middle Florida, between the Suwannee and the Apalachicola Rivers; and West Florida, from the Apalachicola to the Perdido River.
By the turn of the century, Florida’s population and per capita wealth were increasing rapidly; the potential of the "Sunshine State" appeared endless.
dhr.dos.state.fl.us /facts/history/summary   (3400 words)

 History » Florida State Parks
When Florida finally took steps in 1935 to establish a system of state parks, the primary impetus came, not from recognition of a need for public parks, but from a desire to take advantage of a federal depression-era program designed to provide work for the nation's idle youth.
Since Florida had neither state forests nor state parks, the 1933 Legislature quickly passed a law directing the Board of Forestry to "...conduct investigations and make surveys to determine the areas of land in the state which are available and suitable for reforestation projects, state forests and state parks.
Florida's loose collection of state parks was at last being forged into a true state park system.
www.floridastateparks.org /information/history.cfm   (3866 words)

 South Florida history
The Florida land boom fit the spirit of the Roaring Twenties when women were bobbing their hair and raising their hemlines, bootleg liquor was enjoyed at speakeasies, and South Florida became the nation’s winter playground with its beaches, fancy hotels, horse races, and top-name entertainers.
When a major hurricane struck South Florida in September of 1926, killing over one hundred people and causing millions of dollars in damage, Miamians were forced to confront the end of the Boom.
But the story of South Florida has always been one of arrivals, from the early Tequesta Indians to the homesteaders of the 1800s, to the modern influx of Cuban and Haitian refugees, South Americans, Europeans, Canadians, and Americans from other states.
www.historical-museum.org /history/southfla.htm   (1732 words)

 Confederate Military History of Florida - Wal-Mart
Confederate Military History of Florida, written by Florida's flamboyant cavalry commander J. Dickison, traces the political and military events in the Confederacy's least-populated state during the American Civil War.
Florida regiments composed one brigade each in the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee and fought in all the major battles in both theaters of war, often in the thickest of the fighting.
Dickison details the history of each regiment sent out of state to fight, as well as the infantry, cavalry, and artillery units that stayed in Florida to defend their home state.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?cat=105315&product_id=2148451&type=3&path=0%3A3920%3A105315&dept=3920   (712 words)

 Florida History
Florida's history can be described back to when the first Native Americans started to reside the peninsula as early as 12,000 years ago.
At the time of first European contact Florida was resided by an approximately 350,000 people pertaining to a number of tribes.
Juan Ponce de Len, a Spanish conquistador, called Florida in honour of his discovery of the land on April 2, 1513, throughout Pascua Florida, a Spanish term for the Easter season.
www.justflorida.org /florida/florida-history.asp   (251 words)

 Florida Memory Project
The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research.
Created to accompany the Museum of Florida History’s newest exhibit, "Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success," this visual exhibit showcases the history and culture of Florida’s Seminoles from their earliest descendents through present-Florida.
The Florida State Legislature passed this resolution in opposition to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown v.
www.floridamemory.com   (193 words)

 Greenwood Publishing Group : A Guide to the History of Florida
Florida's history--the longest and among the most colorful of any state--has been voluminously recorded in books, monographs, newspaper accounts, diaries and journals, memoirs, and letters.
Regional libraries and archives are filled with accounts of Indian life, Spanish and British settlement, and Florida's growth and development as a state.
PAUL S. GEORGE is Director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board and an Adjunct Instructor of History at the University of Miami, and Florida Atlantic University.
www.greenwood.com /books/printFlyer.aspx?sku=GGF%2f&location=international   (185 words)

 Poynter Online - Florida Newspaper History Bibliography (Print Resources)
Straub, William L. History of Pinellas County, Florida.
Florida from Indian Trail to Space Age: A History.
M.A. Thesis, FTU (University of Central Florida), 1977.
www.poynter.org /content/content_view.asp?id=54200   (670 words)

 Reviews of 'The New History of Florida (Florida Sesquicentennial)'
This is an attempt at telling the true history of Florida.
A New History of Florida has been a vital contribution to Florida history, especially in light of the extreme age of Charlton Tebeau's classic book on the state's history.
The essays from a variety of scholars add much needed insight and perspective on Florida history from ancient times to the present, including most of the major trends of the twentieth century, when Florida really came into its own as the state it is today.
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/0813014158.html   (196 words)

 Florida History Library, University of Florida
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities through its "We the People" Landmarks of American History initiative and produced and maintained by the Florida Humanities Council and the University of Florida Libraries.
A brief introduction to resources in the collection for studying fl history and heritage in Florida.
An introduction to materials on the history of both peoples, with links to the official pages of the tribal governments.
web.uflib.ufl.edu /spec/pkyonge/index.html   (425 words)

 Book: The New History of Florida (Florida Sesquicentennial) - UsingEnglish.com
Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida (Florida History and Culture)
The Tropic of Cracker (Florida History and Culture)
The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/0813014158.html   (145 words)

 AP Rewrites History of Florida Recount
In a reference to the disputed presidential election of 2000, the Associated Press rewrote history-- history that AP itself helped make in the first place.
Since AP was a member of the main media consortium reexamining the ballots, all it would have needed to do to get the story right would be to review its own reporting.
The outcome of the recount of the valid ballots in the Florida election is obviously an important historical question, since the state's results determined the outcome of the presidential election.
www.fair.org /index.php?page=1648   (400 words)

Take a trip to Florida in the 1880's at Cracker County at the Florida State Fair on US301 east of Tampa.
Take a look at the development of Florida's unique, nineteenth-century, multi-ethnic manufacturing community through illustrated short essay topics.
Tour the West Coast of Florida from Brooksville to Everglades City.
www.floridahistory.org   (218 words)

 Florida Keys History Museum
The Historeum is composed of a complete history book - "The Reading Room" - and two incomplete 2-dimensional virtual museums - "Cultural and Natural History."
Click above to read written histories with a few images of specific Keys communities, general history subjects, genealogies, maps and chronology.
Click above for a photo intensive tour of the fauna, flora, the coral reef and other natural history of the Florida Keys.
www.keyshistory.org   (94 words)

 Florida Travel Guide - Florida History
Written records about life in Florida began with the arrival of the Spanish explorer and adventurer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513.
Florida attractions, such as the large theme parks in the Orlando area, bring millions of visitors to the state from across the U.S. and around the world.
Fill out your contact details below, then click the "send info" button.
www.etravelflorida.com /history.php   (464 words)

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