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May 26, 2024

Hard Rock Resorts and Casinos in Florida

Vintage Gambling Cartoon by Crosby DeMoss

Hard Rock resorts and casinos are located in Tampa and Hollywood.

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May 24, 2024

Florida Folk Festival: Memorial Day Weekend Tradition

Florida Folk Festival Okefenokee Joe

The Florida Folk Festival is a huge event that is a must see for Florida history and music lovers. Memorial Day Weekend.

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May 24, 2024

Gary's Duck Inn: Orlando Seafood Tradition 1945-1994

Gary's Duck Inn Vintage Postcard 2

Gary's Duck Inn in Orlando specialized in seafood. It operated from 1945 until 1994 and inspired the Red Lobster chain.

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May 24, 2024

9 National Cemeteries in Florida: Lest We Forget

National Cemetery Soldier

There are 9 National Cemeteries in Florida

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May 23, 2024

Jacksonville, Florida: Busy City on the St. Johns River


Jacksonville, Florida: Discover the largest city's top attractions and things to do, history and culture, dining spots, lodging, and real estate listings.

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May 23, 2024

Chipley, Florida. Showcase of Small Town Old Florida

Chipley Florida Postcard

Chipley, Florida is in the panhandle between Pensacola and Tallahassee. It is one of ht nicest small towns in this part of the state.

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May 23, 2024

Aunt Catfish's on the River in Port Orange

Aunt Catfishs River View

Aunt Catfish's in Port Orange is on the river and has been a favorite for years.

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May 22, 2024

Madison, Florida: Historic North Florida Town

Madison Wardlaw Smith House 2019

Madison Florida was founded by cotton planters in 1838. It is one of the oldest and most charming little towns in Florida.

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May 22, 2024

Yankeetown, Florida: Where Elvis Followed That Dream

Follow That Dream Elvis

Yankeetown, Florida still treasures the days back in 1961 when Elvis Presley was in town to make the movie "Follow That Dream".

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May 21, 2024

Lewis Plantation - Lost Florida Tourist Attraction

Lewis Plantation Poster

Lewis Plantation was an old time Florida tourist attraction that defied all probabilities of succeeding

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