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Florida, which joined the union as the 27th state in 1845, is nicknamed the Sunshine State and known for its balmy climate and natural beauty. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who led the first European expedition to Florida in 1513, named the state in tribute to Spain’s Easter celebration known as “Pascua Florida,” or Feast of Flowers. During the first half of the 1800s, U.S. troops waged war with the region’s Native American population. During the Civil War, Florida was the third state to secede from the Union. Beginning in the late 19th century, residents of Northern states flocked to Florida to escape harsh winters. In the 20th century, tourism became Florida’s leading industry and remains so today, attracting millions of visitors annually. Florida is also known for its oranges and grapefruit, and some 80 percent of America’s citrus is grown there.
St. James Building, Jacksonville, FloridaSt. James BuildingJacksonville, FloridaThe St. James Building is a historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by...Treaty Oak Park, Jacksonville, FloridaTreaty Oak ParkJacksonville, FloridaThe Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and...Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville, FloridaFriendship FountainJacksonville, FloridaFriendship Fountain is a large fountain located in St. Johns River Park (also known as Friendship Fountain Park) at the west end of Downtown...Markland, St Augustine, FloridaMarklandSt Augustine, FloridaMarkland, the Anderson family home, has been a local landmark since 1843. Dr. Andrew Anderson, a prominent civic leader, laid the foundations of...Grace United Methodist Church, St Augustine, FloridaGrace United Methodist ChurchSt Augustine, FloridaGrace United Methodist Church is a reminder of the tremendous physical impact Henry M. Flagler had on St. Augustine. This complex of structures...Alcazar Hotel/City Hall, St Augustine, FloridaAlcazar Hotel/City HallSt Augustine, FloridaBuilt by Henry Flagler, the Alcazar Hotel opened as a companion to the Ponce de Leon in 1888. The building, one of the first multi-storied...Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, St Augustine, FloridaFlagler Memorial Presbyterian ChurchSt Augustine, FloridaSt. Augustine had no Protestant church when it became an American town in 1821. At first a united Protestant church was favored. Many denominations...Ponce de León Hotel, St Augustine, FloridaPonce de León HotelSt Augustine, FloridaThe magnificent structure was erected between 1885 and 1887 by Henry M. Flagler, the hotel and railroad magnate whose activities contributed...The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, St Augustine, FloridaThe Cathedral Basilica of St. AugustineSt Augustine, FloridaThe parish of St. Augustine, which dates from the celebration of a mass on September 8, 1565, by the Spaniard Pedro Menendez and his men, is the...Villa Zorayda, St Augustine, FloridaVilla ZoraydaSt Augustine, FloridaThe Villa Zorayda was constructed in 1883 as the winter home of Franklin Smith, a Boston millionaire who was so impressed by the magnificence of...Jacksonville Terminal Complex, Jacksonville, FloridaJacksonville Terminal ComplexJacksonville, FloridaThe Jacksonville Terminal welcomed visitors to Florida since 1919. Today it is the Prime Osborne Convention Center. The present building replaced...Old Snyder Memorial Church, Jacksonville, FloridaOld Snyder Memorial ChurchJacksonville, FloridaReligious services have not been held at Snyder Memorial since the 1970s. Snyder Memorial Church was founded in 1870 as Trinity Methodist Church....Elk's Lodge, Jacksonville, FloridaElk's LodgeJacksonville, FloridaThe Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the "Jolly Corks") established as a private club to elude New York City laws...Greenleaf & Crosby Building, Jacksonville, FloridaGreenleaf & Crosby BuildingJacksonville, FloridaDamon Greenleaf came to Jacksonville from New York two years after the Civil War and established a jewelry store on Bay Street. In 1880, J. H....
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