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 Civil War. Made of almost 5-million bricks, the coastal fortification proved vulnerable t...

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 that way. At the dawn of the last century, the thoroughfare was nothing but thick mangroves...

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 he started in New York when he moved to Estero on Florida's southwest coast. Teed and his...

Fall Country Jamboree

One of Florida's most unique cultural events happens every fall in the tiny Volusia County community of Barberville at the Pioneer Settlement. The two-day event showcases musicians, storytellers, crafters, artists and food vendors from across the sta...

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. While his primary home was in West Orange, New Jersey, Edison spent many winters at the tropic...

Searching for the Perfect Society in Tennessee

In the late 19th century, British social reformer embarked on a bold social experiment in the rugged terrain of eastern Tennessee. He created a utopian society and called it Rugby. 6 Facts About Rugby, Tennessee Rugby's founder, English author...