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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QS_the-dunedin-lvt-landing-vehicle-tracked_Dunedin-FL.html
The LVT (amtrac) is an amphibious vehicle designed from Donald Roebling's Alligator for military operations on land and sea. 18,000 + were produced between 1941 and 1945. Originally built in Dunedin FL, LVTs played a significant role in our victor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29KN_training-area-of-the-u-s-marine-corps-amphibian-tractor-alligator_Dunedin-FL.html
In this area between Curlew and Cedar Creek along St. Joseph Sound during the month of August, 1941, the first Alligator, which was designed by Donald Roebling and built in Dunedin, was received and launched by elements of the U.S. Marine Corps fo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29KG_gulf-shore-park_Palm-Harbor-FL.html
Crystal Beach is one of the original communities in Pinellas County. The first settlers came to the area and began homesteading around 1850. In 1912, land developers Dr. J.D. Hanby and A.D. Powers of the Crystal Beach Development Co. platted the c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29K8_safety-harbor-historical-site-tucker-mansion_Safety-Harbor-FL.html
The Tucker Mansion, a Colonial Revival style mansion, was built in 1923 during the Florida Land Boom by Virginia Hernandez (Bailey) Tucker (1844-1931). Virginia Tucker was the daughter of William James Bailey, a colonel during the Second Seminole …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29K3_historic-andrews-memorial-chapel_Dunedin-FL.html
Early Dunedin homesteader B. M. Brown and the Emerson family donated land for the construction of a church in 1876. Before it was built, John G. Andrews lost his brother William, who was killed while riding a horse during a violent storm. Andrews …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29JC_first-mass-in-florida_Saint-Petersburg-FL.html
In April 1528, The Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez arrived here with 5 ships and 600 men in a quest for gold and power. Also with him were those who sought to spread Christianity, including eight diocesan and five Franciscan priests. One of th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29JA_fort-de-soto-batteries-and-military-post_Saint-Petersburg-FL.html
After the United States' entry into the Spanish American War, Tampa citizens demanded increased coastal defenses. In November 1898, construction began on a new military post on Mullet Key. Fort De Soto, named in 1900, featured 29 post buildings, i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2456_orange-belt-railway-station_Dunedin-FL.html
In 1888, this site was the original location of the Orange Belt Railway Station. A newer station was built in 1900, but burned down. The present station was built in 1924, and used by the Atlantic Coast Railroad Company until the railroad was d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23E7_ozona-village-hall_Palm-Harbor-FL.html
In 1895, Dr. Susan K. Whitford and other local women founded the Ozona Ladies Improvement Society, which focused on community development initiatives. Early meetings were held in members' homes, and it was quickly decided that a permanent meeting …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23CY_the-old-pinellas-county-courthouse_Clearwater-FL.html
Formed in 1912, Pinellas County quickly outgrew its original courthouse and in 1916 the Board of County Commissioners voted in favor of a $160,000 bond issue to finance the construction of a new courthouse and jail. Well-known architect Francis J.…
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