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Weekly Reads: The Army is My Calling: The Life and Writings of Major John Rogers Vinton 1801-1847

This past weekend, I went to St. Augustine for the Convocation of Seminole War Historians, organized by the Seminole Wars Foundation and the West Point Society of North Florida. I’ve been very involved in Seminole Wars history for some time now, and it was wonderful to see so many of my friends, acquaintances, and colleagues… Continue reading Weekly Reads: The Army is My Calling: The Life and Writings of Major John Rogers Vinton 1801-1847

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Weekly Reads: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

On Hutchinson Island, the house of refuge is a must-visit location for anyone interested in local history in Martin County. Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge: Home of History by Sandra Henderson Thurlow and Deanna Wintercorn Thurlow is a wonderful book, easy to read and filled with fascinating facts and photographs. Learn about the history of… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

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Weekly Reads: Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida

Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida, by David Leon Chandler, is a very entertaining read. Information about the book: Despite his staggering accomplishments, Henry Flagler has been overlooked by history. The credit for rediscovering him goes largely to Edward T. Chase and G.F. Robert Hanke, Flagler’s great… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida

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Weekly Reads: Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War

Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War (Florida Sand Dollar Books) by George E. Buker is a bit of a heavy read, but well worth it. Students and researchers interested in the Seminole Wars need to read this to attain a deeper understanding of the part the Navy played in the Second Seminole War. Information… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War

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Weekly Reads: Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County

Get a sense of what it was like in the 1960s and 70s in South Florida by reading Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads by Ruth Hartman Berge. A childhood in Florida’s charming Northern Palm Beach County creates genuine nostalgia for sun, sand and running barefoot… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County

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Weekly Reads: Tucked Between the Pages of Time

This week, Looking Back recommends Tucked Between the Pages of Time: A History of Lake Park and Environs by Dorothy Borden Gooding. This book is available at North Palm Beach Public Library and gives readers a look into the past of Lake Park (once called Kelsey City). It’s a fantastic read if you can get hold… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Tucked Between the Pages of Time