The Little Island With a BIG History Chokoloskee, Florida There is a little island at the end of a road in the Everglades that has more historical significance than some major cities! Chokoloskee, Florida is a ¼-mile square patch of
Punta Gorda, Florida A Sleepy Fishing Town Awoke by a Hurricane Punta Gorda, Florida is located in southwest Florida on the south banks of the Peace River as it flows into Charlotte Harbor.
Florida’s Museums in the Sea History Underwater! Most people know Florida has museums throughout the state. In fact, the Florida Association of Museums lists over 400 museums around Florida. Did you know there are 12 underwater museums? Florida was perhaps
Everglades City, Florida – Once the Last Frontier In her book, Hidden History of Everglades City, Maureen Sullivan-Hartung titles one of her chapters, Welcome to Everglades City, Home of the Last Frontier. She was spot on describing the historical participation
Loop Road – The Alligator Super Highway in the Everglades Most people who travel Florida have heard of, or traveled, Alligator Alley and the Tamiami Trail. Both run across south Florida through the Everglades. Each is known for alligator sightings,
Like many islands along the coast of Florida, sunset is a nightly celebration that lasts well after the sun disappears in the western Gulf. It seems locals and tourists pack the beaches and bars for this nightly event.
Suwannee River – Pathway to Florida History Perhaps you are old enough or historically in tune with the old “Swanee” River song (also known as Old Folks at Home) written back in 1851, but performed and made famous by Bing
Levy County, Dixie County – Forgotten? Ever heard of Dixie County or Levy County, Florida? Many people in Florida would scratch their heads if you asked where Levy and Dixie Counties were. This generation of Floridians may not recognize these
Florida’s Forgotten Coast In the panhandle of Florida, there are a group of counties along the “big bend” area called the Forgotten Coast. This is old Florida. A way of life that has been based in timber and harvesting seafood
Cayo Costa – Sandy Beaches on a Forgotten Island In the 1800’s Cayo Costa was the home of Cuban ranchos. No, not like the cattle ranches seen in movies, but fish processing camps that dried and salted fish for shipment