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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A0P_historic-crystal-river-train-depot_Crystal-River-FL.html
The first railroad depot in Citrus County was located on this site soon after the completion of the county's first rail line from Dunnellon in 1887. Constructed by the Silver Springs, Ocala and Gulf Railroad, the spur line would be continued to Ho…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A0O_crystal-street-historic-oak-canopy_Crystal-River-FL.html
At one time, and for many years until the 1950's, Crystal Street was the main thoroughfare into Crystal River for travelers coming from Lecanto and Inverness. In 1907, because of its role as the gateway into Crystal River, a group of ladies from t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29XW_mable-ringling-memorial-fountain-luke-wood-park_Sarasota-FL.html
Side 1 Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain Mable Ringling, born Armilda Burton on March 4, 1875, married John Ringling on 1905 and became a Sarasota winter resident in 1911. Mable, an avid gardener, created the formal Ca'd'Zan rose garden. In the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29WS_the-booker-schools_Sarasota-FL.html
Side 1 Emma E. Booker, a pioneer Black educator was teaching in Sarasota's public school for Negro children in the 1910s. By 1918 she was principal of "Sarasota Grammar School" which held classes in rented halls. The Julius Rosenwald Fund helped …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R5_historical-marker-2-dance-pavilion_Miami-FL.html
A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavilion" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash Potato, Robot, and Hustle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QT_port-of-miami_Miami-FL.html
Miami's waterfront location has played a critical role in its history. In 1895, landowners Julia Tuttle and William and Mary Brickell persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south and build a port city. Flagler's first pa…
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/HM29QO_miami-stadium_Miami-FL.html
Side 1 On its opening night, August 31, 1949, Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler declared, "I know of no more beautiful ballpark anywhere than this new Miami Stadium." From its iconic neon faƧ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QN_george-allen-avenue_Coral-Gables-FL.html
George Allen, a native of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, moved to South Florida in 1928 seeking a more productive life style for his family. Allen became employed by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. and rose quickly through th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29Q8_office-of-dr-james-jackson-miamis-first-physician_Miami-FL.html
Dr. James M. Jackson moved with his wife Edith to Miami in 1896 and became the city's first resident physician. In 1899 they built a home on land purchased from the "Mother of Miami," Julia Tuttle. Dr. Jackson built this one-story frame …
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