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The birthplace of Gator-ade on the University of Florida campus is marked by a blue plaque. I worked in an office down the hall from where Gator-Ade was born. Florida Gators Football, Sec Football, College Football, Alabama Football, American Football, Florida Girl, Old Florida, Gainesville Florida, University Of Florida

Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL, by Dr. Robert Cade. #gatorade #robertcade #UF #GainesvilleFL

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St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida

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Passengers on a small steamboat.

Searchable collections of manuscripts, war records, historic images, vital statistics, audio and video recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Edmund Pendleton Gaines (March 1777 – June was a United States army officer who served with distinction during the War of the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War. Canadian History, American History, Local History, American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, Fort Erie, Mexican American War, Age Of Empires, War Of 1812

Edmund Gaines (1777 – 1849) was a US Army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War. At the Siege of Fort Erie Gaines was in command on the fortifications on 15 August 1814, when a British assault was bloodily repulsed. For this victory Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, and a brevet promotion to major general. A number of places in the US were named in his honor, including Gainesvilles in…

Discover the history of the NFL Draft and the specifics of each draft year here at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Florida Gators Football, College Football, University Of Florida, State Of Florida, Nfl Football Players, Football Helmets, Nfl Championships, La Rams, Football Hall Of Fame

Draft Timeline - Football History | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site

Discover the history of the NFL Draft and the specifics of each draft year here at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Because who doesn’t bring their cat to the races? Right, Ashley Funny Car Drag Racing, Real Racing, Funny Cars, Nitro Methane, Nhra Drag Racing, Thing 1, Daisy Dukes, Drag Cars, Local History

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Old Florida- The Thomas Hotel, Gainesville Florida Vintage Florida, Old Florida, Local History, Family History, Gainesville Florida, Dance Photos, Community College, My Heritage, The Good Old Days

Old Florida- (From hotel to Santa Fe Community College, to Gainesville Cultural Department. (Was in it for dinners, dances, photos, then classes, then meetings, it endures.)

Confederate veterans at the Alachua County courthouse in 1925 Vintage Florida, Old Florida, State Of Florida, Gainesville Florida, Kissimmee Florida, Confederate Monuments, Confederate States Of America, Us History, Local History

Confederate veterans on the steps of the county courthouse: Gainesville, Florida

Local call number: Rc05874 Title: Confederate veterans on the steps of the county courthouse: Gainesville, Florida Date: November 4, 1925 General note: The Civil War had been over for 60 years when these 19 men gathered in Gainesville in convention November 4, 1925. All were confederate veterans, and all from Alachua County. General Lawrence Whitfield Jackson is the fourth man from the left on the front row. Corporate Creator: Vansickel Studio (Gainesville, Florida) Physical…

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Gainesville’s Glen Springs Pool

For nearly 90 years, man has controlled nature at Gainesville's Glen Springs Pool--and man is faring surprisingly well. The pool was built in the late 1920s and expanded in the 1940s by Guy Chandler Fulton, best known for his post-World War II works on the nearby University of Florida campus. Glen Spring was a popular recreational…

Dale Armstrong, left, is best remembered for his work as the innovative crew chief for Kenny Bernstein. Together they won 48 national events, five NHRA world championships and, in 1992 (below) broke the barrier in Gainesville Nhra Drag Racing, Top Fuel, And So It Begins, Funny Cars, I Cool, Local History, Car And Driver, Car Humor, World Championship

Dale Armstrong, left, is best remembered for his work as the innovative crew chief for Kenny Bernstein. Together they won 48 national events, five NHRA world championships and, in 1992 (below) broke the 300-mph barrier in Gainesville

12 University of florida pictures every UF grad will recognize immediately Vintage Florida, Old Florida, State Of Florida, Florida Gators, Avon Park, Florida Pictures, Florida Food, Gainesville Florida

Skeeter's Big Biscuits - Restaurants - Florida

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View of the dock early - Cedar Key, Florida Cedar Key Florida, Old Florida, State Of Florida, Blood And Bone, Abandoned Cities, Local History, Ghost Towns, American History, Boat

View of the dock - Cedar Key, Florida

Searchable collections of manuscripts, war records, historic images, vital statistics, audio and video recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Florida Memory - View of the Tin Can Tourists camp - Gainesville, Florida Vintage Florida, Old Florida, Tin Can Tourist, Gainesville Florida, Roadside Attractions, Travel Packing, Travel Around The World, Places To Travel, Dolores Park

View of the Tin Can Tourists camp - Gainesville, Florida

Searchable collections of manuscripts, war records, historic images, vital statistics, audio and video recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Swamp Rat 30: Herb Parks and me built SR xxx in the Ocala shop in the fall of 1985, this was the last word in Top Fuel dragsters at the time, a very streamlined vehicle, even today, first time out at the 1986 Gatornationals I broke the 270 barrier with a blistering 272.56 MPH! While I was setting another record at Englishtown NJ, 5.34 Seconds, I flipped the car over backwards. Herb and I rebuilt the car and went on to win the 1986 NHRA World Championships. The Smithsonian Museum has this… Best Luxury Sports Car, Cool Sports Cars, Cool Cars, Top Fuel Dragster, Big G, Nhra Drag Racing, Big Daddy, Drag Cars, Local History

Swamp Rat 30: Herb Parks and me built SR xxx in the Ocala shop in the fall of 1985, this was the last word in Top Fuel dragsters at the time, a very streamlined vehicle, even today, first time out at the 1986 Gatornationals I broke the 270 barrier with a blistering 272.56 MPH! While I was setting another record at Englishtown NJ, 5.34 Seconds, I flipped the car over backwards. Herb and I rebuilt the car and went on to win the 1986 NHRA World Championships. The Smithsonian Museum has this…