History

Scenes from a Florida Civil War Fort

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Clinch was constructed in the mid-1800s and occupied by Confederate troops during the early days of the...

Miami’s Lincoln Road

Did you know Lincoln Road Mall in Miami's trendy South Beach neighborhood is one of the most expensive places to shop in North America? But it wasn't always th...

Koreshan Unity Settlement

Florida historians agree that one of the most unusual pioneers to call the state home was Cyrus R. Teed. In 1894, Teed decided to continue the utopian movement ...

Henry Ford’s winter estate

Early 20th century American industrialist first met his boyhood hero Thomas Edison at a conference in 1896. While that encounter was brief, the two men would go...

Thomas Edison’s winter estate

Around the turn of the last century, America's wealthiest businessmen built winter homes in the state of Florida. Inventor Thomas Edison was no exception. Whil...

A Sad Reminder of Florida’s Past

During the early 1900s in Florida, prisoners were often leased to corporations for road work, timber harvesting and turpentining. Historians say the men were of...

It’s Howdy Doody Time in Sanford

Sanford, Florida might be the last place you would expect to find Howdy Doody. But there he is in a shop window on the corner of East 1st and South Palmetto Ave...