Memorial Days in early 20th Century Florida

Memorial Day means different things to different people. For many, it is the unofficial start to the summer season filled with grilling and celebration. For others, it is a day to solemnly reflect on the sacrifices made by those fighting in the Armed Forces. The holiday, which emerged during the Civil War, reflects the needs,Continue reading Memorial Days in early 20th Century Florida

Grayven Images: Confederate Monuments and Power of the Lost Cause in Florida

Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at bmurphree@ufl.edu and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. On May 3, 1901, fire consumed Jacksonville, destroying the heart of the cityContinue reading Grayven Images: Confederate Monuments and Power of the Lost Cause in Florida