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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Is the water in the Everglades fresh water or salt water?

Fresh water

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Photo: (Alligator basking in the sun in the Everglades – Everglades, Florida by Liddle, Thomas E., Jr., State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/13484)

Question from The Florida Quiz Book by Hollee Temple

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Pinterest Boards We Love, Florida Fun

This week’s theme for “Pinterest Boards We Love” is Florida Fun

http://pinterest.com/carolynnjune/florida-fun/ by June Williams

http://pinterest.com/gkbutler/florida-fun/ by Gina K. Butler

http://pinterest.com/authenticfla/authentic-travel/ by Authentic Florida

 

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Florida Keys Snapshots, Sombrero Key Lighthouse #flkeys

Aerial view of the Sombrero Key Lighthouse – Monroe County, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/56861 (Andy Harrold)

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/56861 (Andy Harrold)

 

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

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Withla, in Polk County is short for Withlacoochee. The name Withlacoochee comes from the Creek words we,”water,” thlako, “big,” and chee, “little,” or little big water.

Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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Florida Keys snapshots, Flipper #flkeys

Woman shakes Flipper’s flipper – Marathon, Florida, 1966

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77655

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77655

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Although the Gulf island on which the town of Cedar Key is located is called North Key, the name refers to the abundant growth of cedar trees which formerly covered all of the group of islands here. The town was established during the Civil War. Three pencil plants, formerly located here, were closed down when the cedar was depleted.

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Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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Governor Scott Presents “Great Floridian” Award to World-Renowned Florida Author Patrick Smith

Patrick SmithPineapple Press author Patrick D. Smith, author of A Land Remembered has recently been presented with a distinguished Florida honor–the Great Floridian Award. For more details, check out this link on the Florida Governor’s website.

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Florida Keys snapshots,Marathon Florida #flkeys

Quarter boat for railroad construction employees – Marathon, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34292

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34292

 

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Did you know that the city of Pierson in Volusia County was established in 1876 by Peter Pierson and his family, who gave it their own name? The woodsy rural town calls itself “The Fern Capital of the World.”

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Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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Florida Keys snapshots, 7-Mile Grill in Marathon (2006) #flkeys

Looking at the 7-Mile Grill – Marathon, Florida

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/101295

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/101295 (Dale McDonald)

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