Friday, August 17, 2007

Weekly News of Florida

"Hialeah Flamingos Go To Oklahoma and Beyond" St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 14, 2007. Flamingo eggs from the old racetrack transported to Oklahoma zoo.

"Hunters Chase Wild Hogs near Mansions" Herald Tribune, Aug. 6, 2007. Quote: "Hog hunters like Tomlinson have helped keep the Old Florida that reared them at a distance from the New Florida, where large pastures get paved to make way for homes and shopping centers."

"Statues' Years of Mystery Solved" St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 11, 2007. Recent discovery of two panther statues that once graced the streets of Snell Isle.

"St. Michael's Miracle Dies at 78" St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 17, 2007. A child's vision and a brush with death more than 60 years ago led a family to build a shrine to St. Michael in Tarpon Springs.

"Island of Neglect: Miami Historical Site Trashed" CBS4, Aug. 15, 2007. Carl Fisher placed a statue on Flagler Island to recognize the man who brought a railroad to Miami.


  1. Anonymous10:07 AM

    The Flagler Memorial is a joke in the sense that nobody cares about its purpose. It's a tiny island where people go to drink and be unruly. I agree with the idea behind it, but the City doesn't give a hoot about keeping it clean.

    By the way, My Florida History is a great source of information. Keep it up!

  2. Thanks! Glad you enjoy the blog.


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