Beyond Tourism: America's Yesteryear

A blog of American History

Friday Finds March 26, 2010

Quilting Natural Florida– Check out this blog post about an upcoming Quilt exhibit featuring Natural Florida. The exhibit runs until April 25, 2010. Links provided in blog post for further information.

Florida Highwaymen– Another article about our native artists. Article has a photo of still living Florida Highwaymen and one Highwaywoman.

Where’s the Beef– Cattle Ranching wasn’t just for the wild west. Read this article to learn more about Florida’s Cattle industry.

The History of FAU– Read about the history of Florida Atlantic University. From the time it was an air force base to the college it is today. It is located on the southeast coast of Florida in the city of Boca Raton.

Fort Foster– Read about Fort Foster where the Second Seminole War began.

Florida’s Forgotten Rebels– Read another writer’s take on John Horse, Florida Maroon. Amy Sturgis shows how the Second Seminole War was not only about the independence of the Seminole Indians but also the largest slave revolt in American History.


3 Responses to “Friday Finds”

  1. I’m really glad I learned about the Florida Highwaymen through reading your blog. Theirs is such an inspiring story. And to think they were able to sell over 200,000 paintings from their cars? Amazing!

  2. Lyra Says:

    I know. I wonder why I never heard of them in school during Black History Month.

  3. I wondered the same thing. In school, you just hear about the same few people. The same goes with famous women of history. Not that those people weren’t incredibly important, but there were so many other people who contributed so much and have been unfairly neglected.

    Regarding the Highwaymen, I think their story would make a great film. As long as it wasn’t Hollywoodized.

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