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Florida Memory Project

Take a look at the online photographs, exhibits, audio and video clips from the Florida Memory Project.  The Division of Library and Information Services of the FL Department of State has posted a wealth of information from the archives for Floridians to see.  It’s a true treasure trove of Floridiana.

Here’s a clip of alligator wrestling from the Ross Allen Reptile Institute.  Remember that?

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Florida Memory Project

The State Library and Archives hosts online the Florida Memory Project.  Photos from all over the state on many and varied topics are gathered by subject and posted online for all to enjoy.  Photos of Florida’s history are labeled and easily accessible.  You can view photos of our state that you might never see.

Florida Cattle Barons and Rancing ( http://goo.gl/wgO4y) is just one collection.  Others include Governor Bob Graham’s work days, Florida During the Bush (Governor Jeb Bush) Years, and  Alligators.    Take a look!

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Florida Memory Project

>Once again, the State Library and Archives of Florida have added a photographic exhibit to their webpage.

This photo collection, Roadside Attractions in Florida: Tourism and Spectacle before Disney is a treasure of photos from ‘old’ Florida tourism, as important to our state then as it is now. Included are photos of water attractions, animal attractions, and gardens, inlcuding Cypress Gardens, recently closed.

This exhibit joins many others from the State Library and Archives that are available to view online.

Florida Memory Project

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Hurricane season

>Even thought we haven’t had any weather emergencies so far this year, we still need to be prepared. It’s hurricane season… time to brush up those disaster preparation plans.

There are online sites to help you prepare for natural disasters such as this one from the FL Department of Emergency Management. This site will help to make you aware of the need for a plan for your home or business, how to help children or those with disabilities.

The libraries also have books on hurricanes and disaster preparedness. Check the 551.55 non fiction section for hurricanes, and the 613.6 nonfiction section for emergency planning.

And take a look at historic photos from the Florida Memory Project provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida.

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