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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Did You Know that El Jobean in Charlotte County was once known as Southland? But in 1924, during the great land boom the Spanish-sounding name El Jobean was substituted. In actuality, Joel Bean, a developer, twisted his name around to produce El Jobean.

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Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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Pinterest Boards We Love, Florida Summer

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

http://pinterest.com/amybogue1/florida-summer/ by Amy Bogue

http://pinterest.com/grrcupcake/it-s-always-summer-in-florida/ by Shauna E

http://pinterest.com/kathibess/celebrate-summer/ by Chef Kathi

http://pinterest.com/suzwillis/best-of-sarasota-summer-fun/ by Suzanne Willis

 

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Florida Keys snapshots, Key Lime Festival #flkeys

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/71907

Young women pose for photographs during the Key Lime Festival – Key Largo, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/71907

 

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

How much of Florida is more than 60 miles from the nearest salt water? 

Answer: None of it

 

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Question from: Florida Fun Facts by Eliot Kleinberg

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Pinterest Boards We Love, Florida Travel

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

http://pinterest.com/kgmorgan97/florida-travel/ by Karen Hall-Morgan

http://pinterest.com/maryannrizzo/travel-florida/ by Maryann Rizzo

http://pinterest.com/welchrm61/travel-florida/ by Rhoda Welch

http://pinterest.com/lizwolcott/welcome-to-florida/ by Liz Wolcott

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Florida Keys snapshots, Key West cigar factory #flkeys

Old woman making a cigar in the Key West cigar factory - Key West, Florida

Old woman making a cigar in the Key West cigar factory – Key West, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/85672

 

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

What geographic error did the first state seal display?

Answer: It showed a mountainous background, far from appropriate for flat Florida.

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Question from: Florida Fun Facts by Eliot Kleinberg

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Pinterest Boards We Love, The Beach

This week’s theme for “Pinterest Boards We Love” is The Beach

http://pinterest.com/ldj1287/beach/ by Linda Jimenez

http://pinterest.com/kathie2/the-beach/ by Kathie Tallas

http://pinterest.com/brent12/beaches/ by Jennie B. Jacobs

http://pinterest.com/kayceejoanne/beaches/ by Kaycee Dillon

http://pinterest.com/margastaal/at-the-beach/ by Marga Staal

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Florida Keys snapshots, Key West hand print fabrics shop #flkeys

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/67762

Key West hand print fabrics shop – Key West, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/67762

 

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

 Why did explorers name the islands west of Key West the Dry Tortugas?

Answer: They were called “dry” because they contained no fresh water. Tortugas is the Spanish word for turtles, of which the explorers saw and captured many.

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