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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29LV_archer-school-gymnasium_Archer-FL.html
The Alachua County Board of Public Instruction contracted with the firm of Winston and Perry to build a 3-story brick building for the Archer School, west of an old wood frame building, in 1917. The building housed grades 1-10 until 1925 when the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29IB_gatorades-birthplace_Gainesville-FL.html
Gatorade, the sports drink that started an industry, was invented at the UF College of Medicine by a team of researchers led by Dr. Robert Cade. Gatorade was first field tested in a football scrimmage near this site and was first used in an Octobe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23II_kanapaha-presbyterian-church_Gainesville-FL.html
In 1857, a group of Sea Island cotton planters from South Carolina who settled near here called an organizational meeting to establish Kanapaha Presbyterian Church. The Reverend William J. McCormick (1821-1883) was recruited from South Carolina to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23IC_chestnut-funeral-home_Gainesville-FL.html
The Chestnut family in Gainesville has served the mortuary needs of the African American community in Alachua County since 1914. Charles S. Chestnut, Sr. was a founding member of the Florida Morticians Association in the early 1900s. The business …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23IA_mt-carmel-baptist-church_Gainesville-FL.html
The congregation of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church first met on May 4, 1896. The church's original members worshipped in the St. Paul CME Church, and together the congregations bought a parcel of land in 1900 to build a new church. Its construction…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM238X_daniel-scott-plantation_Hawthorne-FL.html
Side 1 In 1853, planters Daniel Scott and Daniel Finley of Fairfield, South Carolina, bought 2,664 acres of land here for $6,743, and in 1854 Scott was taxed on 1,400 acres and 30 enslaved people. In 1855, Scott and Finley purchased 54 people for…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWO_major-general-john-r-alison-historical_Gainesville-FL.html
John Richardson "Johnny" Alison was born in Micanopy, Florida, on November 12, 1912. He was a highly decorated flying ace and served in both theaters of World War II. Johnny Alison graduated from Gainesville High School in 1931 and the University …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWN_gainesville-regional-airport-historical_Gainesville-FL.html
The City of Gainesville began construction of this airport in April of 1940 as a project of the depression era Works Progress Administration. With WWII looming, construction was taken over by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1941. Initial const…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UB6_matheson-house-historical_Gainesville-FL.html
Side 1: The Matheson homestead dates from 1857, when Alexander Matheson brought his family from Camden, South Carolina to establish a home on the Sweetwater Branch at the eastern edge of the new town of Gainesville. The present one and a half sto…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U6H_david-levy-yulee-and-cotton-wood-plantation-historical_Archer-FL.html
Side 1 David Levy Yulee was born at St. Thomas, West Indies, in 1810. He attended school in Virginia from 1819 until 1827 when he went to Micanopy to work on one of the plantations of his father, Moses Elias Levy. He studied law and was admitte…
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