A couple of years ago a co-worker was clearing off some book shelves and gave me a slim, coffee-table type book called Florida in Washington, published by the Florida State Society. The idea of this book is to highlight Florida's contributions to the country, by featuring places or things with Florida connections in the nation's capitol. Although the book is light on text, the photographs are nice, and the authors chose an interesting assortment. Some examples:
- The Florida House, founded by Rhea Chiles in 1972 as an embassy of sorts, a place where Floridians can go in Washington, D.C.
- The statue of John Gorrie (the air conditioning guy) in the National Statuary Hall
- The painting "The Electoral Commission of 1877 (Florida Case)" by Cornelia Adele Fassett
- Mary McLeod Bethune's statue in Lincoln Park
- Andrew Jackson's statue in Lafayette Park