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The Suwannee River
The Suwannee River, made famous by Stephen Foster's song "Old Folks at Home," is a federally designated wild river. It is a beautiful river to paddle, particularly in its upper and middle sections, with many places available for overnight stops.
Symbols of Florida - State Songs
Florida has both a state song and a state anthem. This article presents a history of how these songs were adopted by the state and lists the lyrics of each.
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic University, located in Lakeland, is the newest unit of the State University System of Florida. Now fully accredited, it offers bachelors and master's degrees in engineering and computer-related areas of study.
A History of the Florida Constitution
This year, 2017, is a year when the Florida Constitution Revision Commission meets. This article gives a brief history of the Florida Constitution and lists the ways in which this document can be amended.
A Walking Tour of Winter Park
Winter Park, a city northeast of Orlando, is worth visiting for its downtown shopping area and its art museums. A walking tour route is suggested, but a narrated boat ride through the Winter Park Chain of Lakes is another option.
Tomoka State Park
If you are planning a visit to the Daytona area and looking for a place to camp, Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach may be what you're looking for. Besides camping, the park offers a 13-mile canoe trail, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife watching.
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.
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 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 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.
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