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Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet
The Volusia County Marine Science Center is an educational and fun place to visit for the whole family. Their mission is to rehabilitate sea turtles and birds and to educate the public about them and other sea animals. Touch pools provide hands-on interaction with some sea animals.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Visiting Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park near Gainesville should appeal to those interested in history, particularly those who like their history with a literary connection. Tours of the Rawlings home are available for a nominal fee during the months of October through July.
National Flags Over Florida – A History
Since 1513 the flags of 5 nations have flown over Florida. This article gives a brief history of when these flags flew over the state and a description of these flags.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1523-1926
This article is the first part of a history of notable hurricanes that have struck Florida from 1523 to the present.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1928-1947
This is the second part of a history of the most notable tropical cyclones that affected Florida. It describes storms that occurred between 1928 and 1947.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1950-1989
Donna, Betsy, Elena - These are major hurricanes that struck Florida during the period from 1950-1989. If you are curious about the "herstory" of these "females," who were definitely not well-behaved, this article will satisfy your curiosity.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1992-2004
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew, a category 5 storm with winds of up to 175 mph, devastated south Florida. The destruction necessitated the updating of laws regarding building codes, insurance, and emergency management. In 2004, 4 major hurricanes-Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne-struck Florida.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 2005
From Dennis to Wilma, 2005 was a record-breaking year for Atlantic hurricanes. Here are the details about those storms.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 2016-2017
Matthew and Irma were the last 2 hurricanes to impact Florida in 2016-2017. Although Matthew did not landfall here, he caused damage along the east coast, while Irma affected the whole state from the Keys to the Georgia border and caused the largest evacuation in state history.
O’Leno State Park
O'Leno State Park in High Springs is one of the 9 Florida state parks built by the CCC in the 1930s. It offers primitive and developed camping, historical information and artifacts, hiking and cycling trails, picnicking, and fishing, swimming, and canoeing opportunities on the Santa Fe River.
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