The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term when the U.S. economy was suffering in the Great Depression. Its purpose was to put unemployed men to work doing manual labor restoring natural resources. There were 86 CCC camps in Florida.
Publix – Where Shopping is a Pleasure
Publix recently has been named "the South's best grocery store in 2018" by Southern Living magazine. The company began in 1930 when founder George W. Jenkins opened his first store in Winter Haven. Today it is the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S., with stores in 7 states.
On the Trail of Ponce de Leon
On 2 April, Florida celebrated Pascua Florida Day or Florida State Day, an official state holiday. The day honors Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's naming of the state in 1513. Read on to find out where Ponce de Leon's travels took him in and around Florida.
University of Central Florida to Run Arecibo Site
A consortium led by the University of Central Florida has been chosen by the National Science Foundation to run the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The site contains the second-largest radio telescope in the world and provides educational and research opportunities for the global community.
Troy and Lafayette Blue Springs
Troy Spring and Lafayette Blue Spring are 1st-magnitude springs along the Suwannee River and are surrounded by state park land. Their 72-degree waters invite swimmers in for a dip, but other recreational activities are also available.
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