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The 10 Best Tourist Attractions in Jacksonville
From the beach and Friendship Fountain to the great St. John's River, here are ten of the best attractions to see in Jacksonville.
Wonderfully Free Things to Do in Jacksonville,...
Looking for something to do in Jacksonville, but need to keep expenses down? You'd be surprised at the number of things to do in Jacksonville for free. Most free events are announced monthly, so check our current events calendar to stay updated, but there are also a few seasonal or year round attractions in the city.
Your Guide to Jacksonville Malls and Shopping...
Buy a new outfit. Get lunch. Catch a movie. Maybe even take a water taxi ride across the St. Johns River. You can do it all from one of seven major Jacksonville malls and shopping centers.
Why You Should Live in Jacksonville, Florida
No city in the world is without its quirks. Jacksonville is no different, and there are a number of pros and cons of living on the First Coast.
How to Transfer Your Driver's License to Florida
Just moved to Jacksonville? One of the first things you'll want to do is acquire your Florida driving license. As long as you have a valid license in another state, this is a fairly straightforward and simple process
Labor Day Weekend Events in Jacksonville
Bring on the three-day weekend! But wait... What are you gonna do with all that extra time? We've got a few ideas to fill your Labor Day Weekend in Jacksonville.
What Are the Cons of Living in Jacksonville, FL?
Jacksonville is far from a perfect city, as even the happiest of residents will easily admit. We've covered the positive aspects of living in Jacksonville. What follows are a few of the cons of living in Jacksonville.
Duval County's Magnet School Programs
A list and brief descriptions of Duval County's Magnet School Programs.
Fun Facts and Trivia on Jacksonville, Florida
A list of fun and interesting facts about Jacksonville. Impress your family and friends with your knowledge of the city.
Is Jacksonville the most dangerous city in...
From Brenden in Jacksonville, FL: Is Jacksonville the most dangerous city in Florida? Answer: For 11
Top Rated Elementary Schools in Jacksonville
Unfortunately, Duval County is not one of the higher-performing school districts in Florida -- in fact Schooldigger.com ranks Duval County 56th out of 67 Florida counties. Nevertheless, there are many bright spots. For example, Jacksonville is home to four of the nation's top 100 high schools, and is also home to a number of high-quality elementary schools.
Famous Musicians and Bands from Jacksonville
Jacksonville has a storied musical history, primarily because a handful of Southern Rock superstars have emerged from the city. In recent years, a number of traditional rock and well-known Indie groups also have formed in Jacksonville and in the surrounding areas.
Hemming Plaza - Jacksonville's First City Park
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What are the worst neighborhoods in Jacksonville?
From Brenden in Jacksonville, FL: What are the worst neighborhoods in Jacksonville? Answer: In many ways,
Movies Made in Jacksonville
The First Coast is no longer known as a haven for filmmakers, but a number of notable films have been shot in Jacksonville.
The Beauty Bar
This upscale boutique raised the bar for cosmetics retailers in Northeast Florida
Downtown Jacksonville Bars & Clubs
Downtown Jacksonville's nightlife is vibrant and active. The area is filled with great bars and clubs perfect for any occasion.
Top 10 Employers in Jacksonville, Florida
A quick look at the top 10 employers in Jacksonville, Florida by number of employees.
High-Speed Internet Options in Jacksonville
Are you new to Jacksonville and looking for high-speed Internet? Service options can be drastically different from city to city, and a move out of a particular region may mean you'll need to find a new ISP (Internet Service Provider).
How far is Atlanta from Jacksonville? What is...
How far is Jackonville from Atlanta? How long does it take to drive to Atlanta from Jacksonville? The About Jacksonville Guide answers reader submitted questions.
Museums in Jacksonville
While Jacksonville doesn't have an art and culture community as vibrant as some other large cities, there are still plenty of ways to stimulate oneself. Jacksonville is home to a number of impressive museums with hours convenient for a school or family trip.
Who Were the 10 Greatest Jaguars Players of All...
The Jaguars may not have enjoyed that much success in the past decade, but since the team's inception in 1995, it has fielded plenty of talent. The following players, however, stand out above the pack as the Jaguars' greatest
Famous People From Jacksonville
Jacksonville is the birthplace and/or home to a number of celebrities in various fields. Due to Jacksonville's participation in the NFL since 1995, I've decided to exclude modern NFL players, including NFL and NCAA greats like Jimmy Smith, Tim Tebow and Fred Taylor. Because of the sheer number of well-known bands and musicians from the Jacksonville area, I've decided to include them in a separate list.
Jacksonville Father's Day Specials
Looking for something to do with Dad this Father's Day weekend? A number of Jacksonville businesses are offering Father's Day specials and promotions.
Best Riverside Area Restaurants - Jacksonville,...
Jacksonville's Riverside area features a number of impressive restaurants, so it was tough to narrow this list down. Here are some of the neighborhood's best eateries, with a preference for those locally-owned and operating
Kingsley Plantation
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
Attractions Near Jacksonville, FL
Attractions in Jacksonville's neighboring cities and towns.
What is the crime rate in Jacksonville?
What is Jacksonville's crime rate? Is it on the rise, or on the decline? Let's take a look at the current crime rate compared to the past.
Jacksonville's Riverside
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Best Italian Restaurants in Jacksonville
A list of the best Italian dining options in the Jacksonville area, with a concentration on locally-owned and operated restaurants.
Top Ways to Cool Down in Jacksonville this Summer
With average summertime temperatures well into the 90s, Jacksonville knows how to cool things off. We've got options for all ages and budgets, including Olympic-sized pools, gigantic water slides, and natural ocean and freshwater fun spots.
Duval County Public Schools Quick Reference
Know what immunizations your child needs for school? Or where she'll catch the bus? Oh - and what's for lunch? If you've got questions about Duval County Public Schools, here's a quick reference.
Movie Theaters in Jacksonville
Whether you're looking to catch the latest Summer blockbuster or the next award-winning independent film, Jacksonville FL has something for you. The city is home to a number of cinemas, including two locally owned movie theaters. Most theaters allow you to purchase tickets online or over the telephone, making it easy for you to avoid waiting in line at the box office.
A List of Bridal Shops in Jacksonville
Picking out a bridal gown is one of the happiest moments of planning for a wedding. Before picking out a gown, you'll want to choose a bridal shop to work with. There are a number of high quality bridal shops in Jacksonville for all types of budgets. A few of the bridal shops listed are national chains, but most are locally-owned busineses.
The Gluten-Free Guide to Jacksonville, Florida
A guide to dining out, grocery shopping and satisifying your sweet tooth for residents of Jacksonville, Florida with celiac disease or others on a gluten-free diet.
Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk
Downtown Jacksonville's Art Walk, commonly called the First Wednesday Art Walk, is held the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. The event started in 2003, created by Downtown Vision, Inc., and has grown considerably over the years.
Florida Forum Announces Speakers
Seven stars of film, radio and politics make the lineup of speakers for the 17th annual Florida Forum's 2008-2009 series. The four-event series will raise funds for a new clinical state-of-the art Behavioral Health Unit for children and adolescents facing surgeries, chronic and terminal illnesses, and other psychological issues at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
How many bridges are in Jacksonville?
From Erica in Jacksonville, FL: How many major bridges are there in Jacksonville and what are their names? Answer: There are eight major bridges in Jacksonville. Here is the list of them, in no particular order
Things to do in Jacksonville for Halloween
It's getting close to that time of year again: Halloween. Jacksonville has no shortage of things to do on Halloween, including haunted houses, celebrations and parties. Consider making one of these events part of your Halloween celebration this year, either in lieu of or in conjunction with taking the kids trick or treating (or going trick or treating yourself).
Best Locally Owned Coffee Shops in Jacksonville...
List of the top coffee shops in Jacksonville, Florida, in no particular order. All the coffee shops listed are locally owned and operated.
Hurricane Dora Hits Jacksonville
See images of the devastation left by 1964's Hurricane Dora, to date the only hurricane to make landfall in Jacksonville.
How Many Parks Does Jacksonville Have?
There are 262 parks in Jacksonville, FL, as well as dozens of community and recreation centers. The city of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, devoting over 80,000 acres of land space to community parks.
How to License Your Pet in Jacksonville
The city of Jacksonville requires all pets to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies annually. Getting your pet licensed will also help with recovery if your pet turns up missing. The annual fee is waived for seniors age 62 and older.
How much are Jaguars season tickets?
The cheapest Jaguars season tickets are $330 and located in sections 432 and 441, in the upper-corners of the East upper deck. From there, tickets range from $410 to $995 for non-club seats, depending on the location.
A Condensed History of Jacksonville, Florida
A brief history of Jacksonville, starting with prehistory and moving to the city's founding and up to the modern day.
Resources for Finding a Job in Jacksonville
Finding a job in Jacksonville can be a challenge if you don't have the right resources available. With an unemployment rate around 11.5 percent at the beginning of 2011, the job market is competitive, even for well-qualified seekers.
Getting Help With Your JEA Bill
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.
Getting Started in Jacksonville
So you're new to our fair city. Welcome! Now, how to get started? We've got the answers to your most pressing questions. Page 5.
Global Warming's Local Impact: Jacksonville
How will Jacksonville and the surrounding area be affected by future climate change? The latest climate models predict a dire situation, albeit one living generations may not feel too many effects of.
San Marco - A Neighborhood Overview
The Jacksonville neighborhood became known as San Marco following the construction of numerous examples of Mediterranean architecture, many of which still stand today. The neighborhood's name was inspired by the San Marco area in Venice
Riverside Arts Market
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Hurricane Dora hits Jacksonville
See images of the devastation left by 1964's Hurricane Dora, to date the only hurricane to make landfall in Jacksonville. Page 3.
Eight Ways to Find Love in Jacksonville
So Forbes.com says our fair city is lacking in the love department. We say there's hope yet. Learn how to find love in Jacksonville.
Fourth of July Celebration in Jacksonville
The city of Jacksonville is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July celebration over the St. John's River in downtown Jacksonville.
Downtown Jacksonville Walking Tour
Hemming Plaza is Jacksonville's oldest park. Several presidents, including JFK, have given speeches here.
About the Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville,...
On May 3, 1901, one of the largest fires in United States history broke out in Jacksonville, Florida. The disaster began in a mattress factory located at the cross streets of Davis and Beaver in Jacksonville’s LaVilla area.
Public Transportation in Jacksonville
Public transportation is quite challenging in Jacksonville, considering the sheer size of the city in landmass. At nearly 800 square miles, the city of Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States.
How to Register to Vote in Duval County
Get active in local and national politics. The first step is registering to vote. Duval County in Jacksonville makes it easy for residents to register to vote.
MOSH - The Museum of Science and History
MOSH is a multi-level interactive museum with a little something for everyone, particularly children and teenagers interested in science. The museum is located at 1025 Museum Circle on the Southbank of the St. John's River -- between San Marco and Downtown Jacksonville
Mayo Clinic Hospital opens, St. Vincent’s...
A doozy of a deal marks a new day for Jacksonville's three Grand Dames of healthcare.
Downtown Jacksonville’s First Wednesday...
Art Walk - Seven steps to help you make the most of Downtown Jacksonville's First Wednesday Art Walk
Jacksonville's Avondale District
Avondale is generally said to start where St. John's Ave. begins, ending right around the boundary between Roosevelt Blvd. (US 17), separating the district from Murray Hill and the heart of Jacksonville's Westside.
Downtown Jacksonville Photos
Downtown Jacksonville may have its quirks, but it's home to Jacksonville's city government and a number of important landmarks.
Ax Handle Saturday
Ax Handle Saturday is known as the turning point of the civil rights movement in Jacksonville. Organized by the NAACP youth council, a group of African American students held a sit-in at Woolworth’s and W.T. Grant’s. They sat at the “whites-only” counter and tried to order lunch, but were denied service.
Shipwreck Island - Not Just a Waterpark
Adventure Landing's Shipwreck Island is located at 1944 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. There's also a location on Blanding Boulevard; however, it does not feature a water park.
Downtown Jacksonville
Nearby attractions include The Jacksonville Landing, The Times-Union Center for Performing Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Florida Theatre and EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Most of these are within comfortable walking distance for centrally-located downtown Jacksonville residents.
Labor Day Weekend Fun in Jacksonville
Labor Day Weekend is generally a weekend filled with travel, barbecue and family. The Jacksonville Business Journal reports that travel will be down approximately 2.5% this year due to higher transportation costs, which means more families will be staying in town to celebrate.
Atlantic Beach's One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa...
Atlantic Beach's former Sea Turtle Inn has undergone a massive renovation and reemerged as One Ocean, Jacksonville and the Beaches' only full-service, oceanfront resort.
Greatest Moments in Jaguars History
Since Jacksonville's NFL franchise entered the league in 1995, the Jaguars have had plenty of up-and-down moments. Recently, there have been more downs than ups, but that's the nature of the league: success is often cylical. Let's take a look at the top 10 moments in Jaguars history.
Duval County Presidential Election Results
Jacksonville has long been considered a conservative city, and the results of recent presidential elections back that up. Like all cities, some areas are more traditionally Republican while other areas are traditionally Democratic.
Friendship Fountain Photo Gallery
Friendship Fountain opened in 1965 as the world's largest fountain. It re-opened in June 2011 after an 8-month renovation.
Downtown Southbank Historic Walking Tour
See some of Jacksonville’s most historically significant sites along the southern bank of the St. Johns River. Page 3.
Norman Studios Readies for a Comeback
Late silent filmmaker Richard Norman's five-building, silent film studio complex readies for its comeback. The nation's only surviving full silent film-era complex, and one of the first to feature black actors in positive roles, is being meticulously restored.
Hotel Roosevelt Fire Leaves 22 Dead
A previous inspection of the Hotel Roosevelt had found that the ceiling of its ballroom was an unsafe fire hazard. Rather than replace it, the owners of the hotel simply built another ceiling directly below it.
Treaty Oak Park Gallery
Treaty Oak Park, also known as Jessie Ball duPont Park, is the original site of the Dixieland Amusement Park which opened in 1907. The 7 acre park is known for the sprawling Southern Oak in its center.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
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
Five Points Photos
The historic Five Points district is located in Riverside.
University of North Florida Continues its...
With four major construction projects underway, UNF continues its expansion, outward and upward. President
Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville
Jacksonville was awarded Super Bowl XXXIX in 2000, giving the city five years with which to plan and prepare.
Recycling in Jacksonville
During 2000, an analysis in Florida showed just how tremendous the impact of recycling was on the state's economy and employment. Surprisingly, Florida gained nearly $62 million in tax revenues from the recycling business.
Bo's Coral Reef
Bo's Coral Reef made history as Duval County's first gay bar.
Jacksonville RollerGirls: Seeking Fresh Meat
The First Coast's all-female roller derby team seeks fresh meat.
Murray Hill Theatre
This live music venue offers a nightclub feel with a positive, faith-filled message.
Jacksonville Jaguars Season by Season Results
A detailed look at the history of the Jacksonville Jaguars, with season by season recaps and records, from the inaugural 1995 season to the most recent season. Relive the best and worst moments in Jaguars' history.
Jacksonville Landing Photos
The Jacksonville Landing is a shopping center located on the edge of the St. John's River. In addition to being home to a number of retailers and restaurants, The Landing hosts more than 350 events annually.
Florida Bankruptcy Law Updates
Florida seems to have a new twist in bankruptcy law. The means test is used in most bankruptcy courts to insure that Debtors that can afford to repay must file as Chapter 13 cases and repay something to their creditors.
Valentine's Day in Jacksonville
Looking for something romantic to do in Jacksonville for Valentine's Day? Here are some ideas, including romantic dining options, spots and hotel getaways.
Aroma's Cigars, Wine & Martini Bar
Aroma's takes a new twist on the traditional cigar bar.
Sal Taylor Creek Preserve
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 13.
Jacksonville Ice Skating
The Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is probably best known to most residents as a public ice-skating rink, but the venue itself offers much more, including figure skating, youth sports such as hockey, basketball and indoor soccer, as well as a field-goal kicking program
Black Friday in Jacksonville
Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In Jacksonville, a number of large and small retailers are opening early for shoppers eager to take advantage of deals they may not be able to find elsewhere.
Riverside Arts Market Photo Gallery
The Riverside Arts Market is open Saturdays in Jacksonville between March 6 and December 18. It is hosted beneath the Fuller-Warren Bridge in the historic Riverside district.
New Microtel Inn & Suites Opens near Jacksonvil...
Students at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta created the hotel chain's new interior design being launched nationwide.
Betz Tiger Point Preserve
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 6.
Preparing for a Hurricane in Jacksonville
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Willie's for Kids
For nearly four decades, Willie's for Kids in Avondale has served the children's wear market in Jacksonville, offering top kid's lines and exclusive designs.
River City Pride in Jacksonville
Jacksonville's largest gay pride celebration kicks off in October with a parade on October 1 at 4 p.m. The parade starts at Willowbranch Public Library on Sydney St.and ends at Riverside Park at 753 Park St.
Riverside Memorial Park Photo Gallery
Memorial Park in Riverside is one of Jacksonville's most beautiful parks. It was established on the edge of the St. John's River in 1924.
Clowning Around at the Ronald McDonald House
Send in the clowns! Kids and families got a zany treat when members of the South East Clown Association popped in for some classic clowning around at the Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 11.
Betcha Didn't Know...
Sky scrapers, skate parks, a brothel queen and one famous "fat boy." They're all subjects of interesting
See Images of Beautiful Downtown Jacksonville
Devan Stuart is a journalist, documentary producer and life-long Jacksonville, Fla. resident.
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 4.
Florida Theatre Entrance
Take a pictoral tour of the lavish Florida Theatre, once the largest of Jacksonville's 1920s movie palaces, and one of just four remaining high-style movie theatres built in Florida during that period. Page 6.
Meet the Jaguars 2013 Draft Class
The Jaguars entered the 2013 NFL Draft with a roster full of holes and needs all over the board. They emerged with a slew of players that will have an opportunity to contribute in some capacity, with several likely earning starting positions
Jacksonville Florida Event Calendar
Looking for things to do in Jacksonville, Florida? Check out our comprehensive, month by month event guides.
Jacksonville's Historic Springfield District
Decades of hard work began showing fruit in 2010 when Jacksonville's historic Springfield district was named one of the South's best comeback neighborhoods by the magazine Southern Living. The notoriety likely would not have been possible if not for the efforts of the Springfield Preservation and Restoration (SPAR) council, which was established in 1974.
Epic Surf Ministries
They're not just surfing for fun. They're using their passion to reach the surf and skate culture for Christ.
Yellow Jack
In 1888, Jacksonville fought it fiercest invader. An epidemic of Yellow Fever swept through town, decimating the population and making fleeing locals America's most wanted.
Jaguars New Coach Gus Bradley and What the...
A round-up at the Jaguars changes and what to look for in the future.
Why are the bridge lights blue?
There is no specific reason neon blue was chosen, other than for aesthetic/visibility reasons. In a nutshell, it's functional and attractive, and it highlights the beauty of the St. John's River.
Colleges in Jacksonville, Florida
A quick look at some of the institutions of higher learning in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tony Boselli - Jaguars Greatest Players
Born in California's Central Valley in the 1970s, Tony Boselli grew big and strong in the North American epicenter of agriculture. He turned out to be a dominating force on the Fairview High School Knights football team
Peterbrooke Chocolatier
A growing Jacksonville-based confectionery whips up chocolate in the European tradition.
Jacksonville VegFest Walkthrough
Various vegan cooking demonstrations were held for free in the West corner of the park. Chefs and demonstrators included Linda Joy, Adam Graham, Elaine Wheeler, Sean Signmon, Carrie Zarka and David Tran. Dishes included Cheezy Vegan Sausage Rolls, Bomb dot com Brownies, Rainbow Chard Roll-ups, Field to Plate Dishes, Organic, Raw-Vegan Almond Mylk and German Chocolate Cake cookies and a Lemongrass Seitan saute. Page 5.
Merian C. Cooper Bio
Merian Caldwell Cooper was born on October 24, 1893 in Jacksonville, Fl. to John C. Cooper and Mary nee Caldwell. After graduating High School, Cooper joined the navy in 1912.
Hemming Plaza Photo Gallery
Hemming Plaza is Jacksonville's oldest park. It largely survived the Great Fire of 1901 and has hosted several notable speakers, including JFK, LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr. Page 4.
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 8.
Florida Theatre Exterior View
Take a pictoral tour of the lavish Florida Theatre, once the largest of Jacksonville's 1920s movie palaces, and one of just four remaining high-style movie theatres built in Florida during that period.
Eden Meirow
Eden Meirow is a guest author for About.com. She is a Jacksonville native who graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing.
Alligator Farm Named One of Sylvan Learning's...
Local historic spot honored for its creative, critter-friendly approach to education.
Florida Theatre Stage
Take a pictoral tour of the lavish Florida Theatre, once the largest of Jacksonville's 1920s movie palaces, and one of just four remaining high-style movie theatres built in Florida during that period. Page 2.
Three Layers Cafe Zen Garden
Three Layers, a cafe and coffee shop in Springfield, features an outdoor Zen Garden complete with a resident bunny named Bugsy. Page 3.
Bistro Aix - San Marco
Review of Bistro Aix, a French-styled restaurant located in Jacksonville's historic San Marco district.
Avondale
Jacksonville. Page 7.
Welcome to the Florida Theatre
Take a pictoral tour of the lavish Florida Theatre, once the largest of Jacksonville's 1920s movie palaces, and one of just four remaining high-style movie theatres built in Florida during that period.
Florida Theatre Stage Arch
Take a pictoral tour of the lavish Florida Theatre, once the largest of Jacksonville's 1920s movie palaces, and one of just four remaining high-style movie theatres built in Florida during that period. Page 7.
Newly Elected State Attorney Angela Corey
Newly elected State Attorney Angela Corey promises sweeping changes in the office of Duval, Clay and Nassau counties' top prosecutor.
Southbank Skyline at Dusk
Enjoy images of downtown Jacksonville, including views of the skyline overlooking the mighty St. Johns River, Hemming Plaza and Treaty Oak Park. Page 4.
Castaway Island Preserve Education Center
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 3.
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra's Strings...
An overview of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra's Strings Programs
Jacksonville Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
Sometimes Christmas dinner cooking goes terribly wrong, and sometimes you don't feel like starting the process in the first place. If you aren't up for a meal at home this Christmas, you're in luck. A handful of high-quality restaurants are open on Christmas Day in Jacksonville.
Stinson Park
Stinson Park is located on the bank of the St. John's River in Jacksonville's Ortega district. It is adjacent to the Ortega River Bridge which connects Ortega to Lakeside. Page 17.
Palms Fish Camp
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 10.
Northbank Riverwalk
Enjoy images of downtown Jacksonville, including views of the skyline overlooking the mighty St. Johns River, Hemming Plaza and Treaty Oak Park. Page 10.
Up-Close & Personal at MOSH
Enjoy images of downtown Jacksonville, including views of the skyline overlooking the mighty St. Johns River, Hemming Plaza and Treaty Oak Park. Page 8.
Art Walk Photo Gallery
Art Walk is an event held Downtown the first Wednesday of every month -- rain or shine. Art Walk includes musicians, local artists, crafts and more.
Duval Schools Debut Portuguese, Dual Language...
Local educators and port officials prepare students for success in an increasingly global economy via two new language programs - One designed to have your kindergartner speaking, reading and writing two languages before he hits middle school. Page 2.
Memorial Park
Jacksonville. Page 9.
Mom's Park
Mom's Park is a small park in Riverside dedicated to the memory of Patricia Austin, late wife of former Jacksonville mayor Ed Austin, who died in 1996. Page 16.
Jacksonville, FL in the Great Depression
Jacksonville suffered high unemployment and was one of the first Florida cities to set up an unemployed workers fund: about 40 percent of the population needed financial assistance.
Isaiah David Hart - Founder of Jacksonville
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
Confederate Park Photos
Confederate Park opened in 1907 as Dignan Park. It featured Jacksonville's first supervised playground. Following an 8,000 member Confederate reunion in 1914, the city renamed the park.
Jacksonville in the Civil War
From 1861-1865, the American Civil War raged across the young country as the Union and the Confederacy fought over the abolishment of slavery and a host of other issues. The Confederate States of America broke from the Union and fought to sustain the ownership of slaves.
Ribault Club
Images of vast natural parklands part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. Page 12.
Downtown Jacksonville Skyline
Enjoy images of downtown Jacksonville, including views of the skyline overlooking the mighty St. Johns River, Hemming Plaza and Treaty Oak Park. Page 15.
About the St. John's River
At 310 miles, the St. John’s River is the longest in the state of Florida. The change in elevation from the source to the mouth at the Atlantic Ocean is less than 30 feet. Because of this, the river moves very slowly at only one third mile per hour.
Florida Theatre Stage Lights
Take a pictoral tour of the lavish Florida Theatre, once the largest of Jacksonville's 1920s movie palaces, and one of just four remaining high-style movie theatres built in Florida during that period. Page 8.
Springfield Photos
Springfield was established in 1869, but didn't rise to prominence following the Great Fire of 1901, which wiped out much of Jacksonville. Following the catastrophe, Springfield experienced incredible growth. Springfield is currently in a revitalization phase. In 2010, Southern Living magazine named it the number one comeback neighborhood in the south.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Ninah Cummer is by far one of the most influential women in Jacksonville history. An avid gardener, art collector, and civic leader who helped found the Garden Club of Jacksonville, Mrs. Cummer wanted badly a local museum to display works of art. Her original donation of 60 pieces was received by the city of Jacksonville following her death in 1958, along with her Riverside home, and what we now know as the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens was founded.

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