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Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA

The longest river sailboat race in the world is the Annual Mug Race. The event runs 42 miles from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.

The Saint John's River is one of the few rivers that flows north instead of south.

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  • 1565 - Storm destroys French fleet
    The French lose their bid to control the Atlantic coast of North America when a storm smashes their fleet, allowing the Spanish to capture Fort...Read MORE...


  • 1822 - Jacksonville, Florida founded

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  • February 8, 1835 - A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8 above at Jacksonville FL. Orange trees were killed to the roots.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1854 - Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, a post-village, capital of Duval county, Florida, on the left bank of St. John's river, 252 miles E. from Tallahassee. It contains a...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - Februray 7 - Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida

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  • Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    666 Malarial Preparation
    Made in Jacksonville, FL

    Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
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  • 1886 - July 19 - A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1888 - A Cheerless Day. The Situation in Jacksonville Constantly Grows Worse. Confined to Jacksonville.
    Boston, Mass., Sept. 8 - A private letter from a prominent physician in Winter Park, Fla. states that the yellow fever is practically confined to...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - ANOTHER FATAL FIRE.
    Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 6. - MRS. ISAAC PARNELL started to church last night, leaving her four children, the oldest 6 years old, locked up in the...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - Yellow fever epidemic struck, 40% of Jacksonville population fled, over 400 died

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

  • Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    Laura Street Cor. Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, the most populous city of Florida, and the capital of Duval co., is situated on the left or W. bank of the St. John's River, about 20...Read MORE...


  • News 1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
    Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
    Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida -
    TEN THOUSAND PERSONS LEFT WITHOUT...Read MORE...


  • Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    Postcard
  • 1912 - February 8 - 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla

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  • 1916
    Jacksonville, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Duval co., Fla., is situated on the left or W. bank of the St. John's River, about 14 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1926 - NEGRO AVIATRIX IS KILLED IN CRASH. NEGRESS AND PUBLICITY MAN FALL TO DEATH IN PLANE CRASH.
    (By The Associated Press)
    Jacksonville, Fla., April 30. - WILLIAM D. WILLS, 24, Dallas, Tex. and BESSIE COLEMAN, said to be the only negro aviatrix...Read MORE...


  • Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    Life Guard Station, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
    Postcard
  • 1949 - September 15 - WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • News 1959 - PILOT KILLED IN JET CRASH ABOARD CARRIER.
    Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) - Fire at sea followed the crash of a Navy jet plane aboard the aircraft carrier Essex on Thursday.
    The pilot of the plane...Read MORE...




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666 Malarial Preparation
Made in Jacksonville, FL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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Laura Street Cor. Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
Postcard

Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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St. John's Episcopal Church
Postcard

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Life Guard Station, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Postcard


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  • 1565 - Storm destroys French fleet
    The French lose their bid to control the Atlantic coast of North America when a storm smashes their fleet, allowing the Spanish to capture Fort... Read MORE...

  • 1822 - Jacksonville, Florida founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • February 8, 1835 - A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8 above at Jacksonville FL. Orange trees were killed to the roots.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1854 - Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, a post-village, capital of Duval county, Florida, on the left bank of St. John's river, 252 miles E. from Tallahassee. It contains a... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - Februray 7 - Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida

    historyorb.com
  • 1886 - July 19 - A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1888 - Yellow fever epidemic struck, 40% of Jacksonville population fled, over 400 died

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • News  1888 - ANOTHER FATAL FIRE.
    Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 6. - MRS. ISAAC PARNELL started to church last night, leaving her four children, the oldest 6 years old, locked up in the... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A Cheerless Day. The Situation in Jacksonville Constantly Grows Worse. Confined to Jacksonville.
    Boston, Mass., Sept. 8 - A private letter from a prominent physician in Winter Park, Fla. states that the yellow fever is practically confined to... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, the most populous city of Florida, and the capital of Duval co., is situated on the left or W. bank of the St. John's River, about 20... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
    Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
    Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida -
    TEN THOUSAND PERSONS LEFT WITHOUT... Read MORE...

  • 1912 - February 8 - 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla

    historyorb.com
  • 1916
    Jacksonville, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Duval co., Fla., is situated on the left or W. bank of the St. John's River, about 14 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1926 - NEGRO AVIATRIX IS KILLED IN CRASH. NEGRESS AND PUBLICITY MAN FALL TO DEATH IN PLANE CRASH.
    (By The Associated Press)
    Jacksonville, Fla., April 30. - WILLIAM D. WILLS, 24, Dallas, Tex. and BESSIE COLEMAN, said to be the only negro aviatrix... Read MORE...

  • 1949 - September 15 - WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • News  1959 - PILOT KILLED IN JET CRASH ABOARD CARRIER.
    Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) - Fire at sea followed the crash of a Navy jet plane aboard the aircraft carrier Essex on Thursday.
    The pilot of the plane... Read MORE...

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