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Florida Memory provides free online access to historical documents, photographs, films and audio recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

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Animated Map Series: Ft. Lauderdale

Florida Maps: Then & Now is an animated map series from the State Library and Archives of Florida. The project uses Google Earth to create animated videos using historic and modern maps, photographs, and primary source documents from our collections.

This episode features historic maps of Ft. Lauderdale. 

Find the video here: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/17/animated-map-series-ft-lauderdale/

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National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014)

Celebrate National Library Week by checking out a book at one of your local Florida libraries!  But first, get a look at some of these library photos from Florida Memory.

View more photos: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/14/national-library-week-april-13-19-2014/

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was the first Floridian to receive the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel (later named the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction).  She won the award in 1939 for her book The Yearling.

Learn more about her: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/10/marjorie-kinnan-rawlings/

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Animated Map Series: Jupiter Island

Florida Maps: Then & Now is an animated map series from the State Library and Archives of Florida. The project uses Google Earth to create animated videos using historic and modern maps, photographs, and primary source documents from our collections.

This episode features historic maps of Jupiter Island: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/08/animated-map-series-jupiter-island/

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Seine Fishing in Florida

For generations seine fishing was an honored tradition in fishing communities across the state. 

Learn more about seine fishing in Florida: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/21/seine-fishing-in-florida/

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Blue Crabbing… in the Ocala National Forest?

Blue Crabbing in the Ocala National Forest? Find out more about crabbing in Salt Springs: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/15/blue-crabbing-in-the-ocala-national-forest/

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Early Automobile in Florida

Florida, with its unique and varied geography, posed some particularly daunting challenges for motorists and road builders alike.

See the full blog here: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/11/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-the-early-automobile-in-florida/

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Richard Keith Call Collection

The Richard Keith Call Collection is now online at Florida Memory.  

View the full blog: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/09/richard-keith-call-collection-now-online-at-florida-memory/

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World Health Day

World Health Day celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. This year, WHO has chosen vector-borne diseases as the topic for 2014. Florida is no stranger to vector-borne diseases. In the 19th century an outbreak of yellow fever had a devastating impact on the people of Florida.

Learn more: http://floridamemory.com/blog/2014/04/07/world-health-day/

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