A Brief History of Safety Harbor Florida

Author: Warren Firschein
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625845863
Format: PDF, Mobi
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According to legend, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived on the shores of Safety Harbor in 1539 believing that he had discovered the fabled Fountain of Youth. For centuries, the area's natural mineral springs had hosted the Tocobaga people and would later attract early pioneers to west-central Florida. The natural mineral springs drew visitors to bathe in their restorative waters, and in the twentieth century, they were eventually transformed into the world-famous Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, enjoyed by wealthy socialites and professional athletes for decades. Today, the city is best known for its abundance of festivals and the collection of artists, writers, poets and musicians who call it their home--an oasis of calm within bustling Pinellas County. Join authors Warren Firschein and Laura Kepner as they detail the vibrant history of scenic Safety Harbor.

Odet

Author: Laura Kepner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942679066
Format: PDF
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Odet Journal, Volume 2, Winter 2018.

The Adam Connection

Author: Rob Faw
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781545613467
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Could we all be related? It was a question author Rob Faw began pondering as he learned more about his own family ancestry through research. Could there be a connection from Adam to Queen Elizabeth II? The answer from Rob is yes and is explored in detail through his historical narrative, The Adam Connection: One Family Under God. Rob began a cultural, scientific and religious study into this belief of our shared connections to Adam, using the philosophy of pragmatism to prove the existence of God and accuracy of the Bible, while legitimizing his Humankind Connection Theory. The study begins in Genesis with Adam's creation from God, moving forward to present an ancient and medieval timeline charting connections made from Adam to Noah to bloodline monarchies shaped by family infighting and concluding with Queen Elizabeth II. Rob hopes readers see God's eternal love story emerge through this interconnected study.

Son of Real Florida

Author: Jeff Klinkenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813056739
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As stories about "Florida Man" inspire wild headlines in the news, Florida's most beloved chronicler is here to show that the state is more than the stereotypes. Award-winning journalist Jeff Klinkenberg has explored what makes Florida unique for nearly half a century, and Son of Real Florida is a compelling retrospective of essays on the state he knows so well. Klinkenberg recounts what it was like to grow up in pre-air conditioning Florida and how he became a newspaper reporter in mid-century Miami. He introduces us to the stout-hearted folks who have learned to live and even prosper among the insects, sharptoothed critters, and serious heat. We meet beekeeper Harold P. Curtis and his prized orange blossom honey; frog whisperer Avalon Theisen; Sheepshead George of St. Petersburg; and Miss Martha, the oyster-shucking queen of Apalachicola. Klinkenberg also takes us to some of the most interesting, little-known places in the state. We travel to Solomon's Castle of reclaimed materials, the neighborhood of "Rattlesnake, Florida," and the smallest post office in the United States. Along the way, he stops to impart true Florida wisdom, from how to eat a Key lime pie to which writers and artists every Floridian should know. In this heartfelt tribute, Klinkenberg portrays Florida's people, places, food, and culture with a deep understanding that does not relegate them to clich�. He writes with warmth and authenticity of a state he still sees as wondrous in its own ways. Though some may think the real Florida is a thing of the past, he says, "Do not tell me Florida is no longer a paradise."

The Genealogist s Address Book 6th Edition

Author: Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806317960
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The Genealogist's Address Book is the answer to the perennial question, 'What's out there in the world of genealogy?' What organizations, institutions, special resources, and websites can help me? Where do I write or phone or send e-mail? Once again, Elizabeth Bentley's Address Book answers these questions and more. Now in its 6th edition, The Genealogist's Address Book gives you access to all the key sources of genealogical information, providing names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, names of contact persons, and other pertinent information for more than 27,000 organizations, including libraries, archives, societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, publications, research centers, and special interest groups. Based on a written survey of thousands of organizations and institutions across the country, and supplemented by information from printed and Internet sources, the new 6th edition of the Address Book has been extensively revised and updated, eliminating undeliverable addresses and defunct organizations, while adding thousands of additional sources. Besides new websites and e-mail addresses, the new edition features greatly expanded coverage of archival agencies and vital records offices, especially in the New England states and New York. In addition, it is now easier to use than ever, with all 27,000 entries divided into two easy-to-use sections."--P. [4] of cover.

Insiders Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area

Author: Anne Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762306
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Greater Tampa Bay Area “Kick back at the beach. Kayak through a mangrove tunnel. Savor one-of-a-kind restaurants and world-class arts. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

Archeology of the Florida Gulf Coast

Author: Gordon Randolph Willey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813016030
Format: PDF
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"By the end of 1950, only about a dozen publications in American archaeology might be said to stand as monumental contributions from the points of view of prodigious industry, presentation of new data, good organization, balanced interpretation, and clear writing. Of these, the reviewer regards Gordon Willey's great volume on the Florida Gulf Coast as perhaps the best of all."--American Antiquity "Gordon Willey's Archeology of the Florida Gulf Coast literally set the agenda for archaeological research in north Florida. . . . It forms the basis for our understanding of the prehistoric period in this area. . . . It is impossible to do research in the Gulf Coast region without it."--Charles R. Ewen, East Carolina University Fifty years after its first publication by the Smithsonian Institution, this landmark work is back in print. Written by the dean of North and South American archaeologists, Gordon Willey, the book initially marked a new phase in archaeological research. It continues to offer a major synthesis of the archaeology of the Florida Gulf Coast, with complete descriptions and illustrations of all the pottery types found in the area. The book contains data that remain indispensable to archaeologists working in every region or state east of the Mississippi River. Nowhere else can the reader find as compact, and at the same time as detailed, a summary of the numerous ceramic types upon which Gulf Florida archaeological chronology is based. It includes an overview of all the work early archaeologists did in the area from the 1800s up through the time of the federal relief archaeology programs of the 1930s, and it has become the foundation upon which all subsequent research in the Gulf area has been constructed. Gordon R. Willey, Bowditch Professor Emeritus of Harvard University, is former curator of anthropology at the Harvard Peabody Museum.

Florida s Museums and Cultural Attractions

Author: Murray D. Laurie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649996
Format: PDF, Docs
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This newly updated guide has a destination to suit every interest. See Florida through the eyes of the natives, pioneers, artists, statesmen, and writers who have lived here. Visit country stores, one-room schoolhouses, coquina forts, and churches, as well as mansions, theaters, art galleries, and gardens. You'll find over 350 museums and attractions to choose from.