What's New in Exploring Florida?
September 1, 2007
- Beta Florida Maps section launched with over 2,000 Florida maps. Many of the maps in the new section include PDFs for easy printing, interactive jigsaw puzzles, and Google Earth files.
July 11, 2005
- Expanded Florida in 3D to include 1,087 stereoviews—the largest collection of Florida stereoviews on the Web.
July 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 2,205,688 hits during the month of June.
June 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 2,947,818 hits during the month of May.
May 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 3,201,858 hits during the month of April.
April 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 3,702,136 hits during the month of March.
March 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 3,207,002 hits during the month of February.
February 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 3,339,109 hits during the month of January.
- Floripedia. Added 20+ new entries including:
January 26, 2005
- Florida in 3-D. Added 100+ new stereoviews including:
January 7, 2005
- Floripedia. Added 30+ new entries including:
January 1, 2005
- Exploring Florida received 2,391,236 hits during the month of December for a total of 13,818,002 hits during 2004.
December 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 1,986,949 hits during the month of November.
November 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 2,140,063 hits during the month of October.
October 29, 2004
- Floripedia. Added 30 chapters from a 1904 History of Florida:
- How Ponce de Leon discovered Florida
- Panfilo de Narvaez
- Hernando De Soto
- The Indians of Florida
- A French Colony in Florida
- How the French Colony was destroyed
- The Revenge of Dominique de Gourgues
- More about St. Augustine
- The Founding of Pensacola
- English Neighbors
- Florida a British Colony
- Second Spanish Occupation
- Florida's Part in the War of 1812
- Jackson in Florida
- How Florida Became a Territory of the United States
- Governor Duval
- The New Capital
- The Scotch Pioneers in the Euchee Region
- Governor Duval and the Indians
- Beginning of the Seminole War
- Dade Massacre, Withlacoochee, The Blockhouse
- The Capture of Osceola and Coacoochee
- End of the Seminole War
- Governor Call
- How Florida Became a State, and how she withdrew from the Union
- Events of the War at Pensacola
- Natural Bridge
- End of the War
October 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 3,347,198 hits during the month of September.
September 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 2,387,100 hits during the month of August.
August 30, 2004
- Floripedia. Added additional census data for the year 2000 including:
- Age (Five Year Range) and Gender
- Age (One Year Range) and Gender
- City Populations, Arranged by County
- College Enrollment by County
- Commuting to Work by County
- Commuting to Work: Type of Transportation and Travel Time
- Heating Fuel Used in Occupied Housing Units
- Hispanic or Latino by Type
- Household and Family Income for 1999
- Household, Family, and per Capita Income for 1999 by County
- Housing Characteristics
- Language other than English Spoken at Home
- Occupations by County
- Occupations by Gender
- Population and Number of Housing Units for all Places in Florida, A-L
- Population and Number of Housing Units for all Places in Florida, M-Z
- Race by County
- Maps. Added 25 new Congressional district maps in regular, zoom, and PDF versions.
August 20, 2004
August 16, 2004
August 9, 2004
August 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 1,685,176 hits during the month of July.
July 16, 2004
- Maps. Added 36 local maps from 1927 showing cities in Polk County as well a key for the Florida Soil Maps.
July 14, 2004
- Maps. More local and city maps for Clay and Santa Rosa Counties added as well as keys for the USGS and Florida Highway maps.
July 5, 2004
- Maps. We now have over 3,000 Florida maps on the site including a new Native Americans in Florida section.
- Florida Bungalow. This gallery includes 18 photos and architectural drawings of a Florida bungalow from 1915.
July 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 1,752,378 hits during the month of June.
June 18, 2004
- Floripedia. We have added 30 documents, and made other minor enhancements to this section.
June 16, 2004
- Military Photographs. We are expanding our military photographs section to include historic images and illustrations of Fort Dade and Fort DeSoto. Today we are posting the Fort DeSoto gallery, as well as a gallery of images from the Spanish-American War.
- Spanish-American War (50 Photographs)
- Fort DeSoto (70 Photographs)
June 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 2,189,414 hits during the month of May.
May 14, 2004
- Floripedia. We have replaced our documents section with the new "Floripedia: A Florida Encyclopedia." Today, we have posted over 100 historic articles and excerpts related to Florida.
May 1, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 2,227,834 hits during the month of April.
April 27, 2004
- Florida in 3D. We've re-named this section and added 15 stereoviews.
April 20, 2004
- Exploring Florida Search. Search has been added to our site! Now you can search over 15,000 pages of this website using our custom Google interface.
- This "What's New" file was created. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with our progress!
April 16, 2004
- State Outline Maps. There are 8 new PDF maps of Florida available.
April 12, 2004
- Cities and Towns Photographs. We've added hundreds of new historic postcards in this section.
- Bradenton. (6 photographs)
- DeLand. (6 photographs)
- Daytona. (70 photographs)
- Ft. Lauderdale. (7 photographs)
- Jacksonville. (43 photographs)
- New Smyrna. (6 photographs)
- Ormond. (9 photographs)
- Orlando. (27 photographs)
- Palm Beach. (135 photographs)
- Rockledge. (10 photographs)
- Sanford. (13 photographs)
- Sarasota. (7 photographs)
- St. Augustine. (107 photographs)
- Tallahassee. (4 photographs)
- Winter Haven. (4 photographs)
- St. Johns River. (13 photographs)
- Clyde Line Steamships. (9 Photographs)
- DeSoto in America Movies. This documentary about the Hernando DeSoto expedition is now available in its entirety in the Quicktime format.
April 1, 2004
March 12, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 2,058,212 hits during the month of March.
- Tourist Attractions.
- Coral Castle (94 photographs)
- Morikami Gardens (60 photographs)
- Ringling Estate. (81 photographs)
March 2, 2004
- DeSoto In America Photographs. (206 Photographs) We've captured still photographs, dialog, and narration from the short film "Hernando DeSoto in America." These are organized into 7 galleries that correspond to the 7 segments in our movies section.
March 1, 2004
February 18, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 1,914,655 hits during the month of February.
- NASA Gallery. (163 photographs)
- Yesteryear Village. (49 photographs)
February 1, 2004
January 22, 2004
- Exploring Florida received 1,725,412 hits during the month of January.
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