December 2013 in Jacksonville features an variety of holiday and non-holiday themed events.
In June 1822, Isaiah David Hart enlisted the help of a few other individuals and began planning for what was to become the city of Jacksonville, Florida
Alfred Irenee du Pont, of the famed du Pont chemical company, was an extremely accomplished individual in addition to being a colorful personality. Known for being the family rebel, du Pont was born 5/12/1864 in Wilmington, Delaware, one of five children.
It is only fitting that Wayne Weaver and his wife Dolores enjoy their place among the Pride of the Jaguars. It is largely due to the deep-seated passion Dolores possesses for making the world a better place that this symbiotic relationship continues to this day.
Fort Caroline, founded in 1564 and located in Jacksonville, Florida, was the first French colony in the United States. Though the fort only stood for a year, before being destroyed by a Spanish fleet, it left an indelible mark on the history of Florida
Fort George Island in Jacksonville is home to the Kingsley Plantation, a producer of Sea Island cotton and other crops during Florida’s plantation period from 1763 to 1865
Castillo de San Marcos is a fort in St. Augustine, Florida that was originally built as a defense against pirates. The oldest fort in the lower 48 states to be built out of masonry, it was started in 1672 when Florida still belonged to Spain
The works of A. Philip Randolph demonstrate true strength, determination and perseverance of human rights throughout the 20th century. Randolph was involved with many notable contributions to the Civil Rights movement, but one must appreciate his dedication to challenging current labor laws and defending the rights of the disenfranchised.
Last month's back-to-school means a slowdown of activity in Jacksonville, at least for now. While September is by no means action packed, there's still plenty to do in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Electric Authority, or JEA for short, has been the premier supplier of electricity, water, and sewage treatment for the city of Jacksonville and many other areas since 1978.