Bicentennial Bytes

History is a collection of stories that, when shared, begin to educate the community about its past and to help shape its future. Everyone has a story and we are seeking yours for a bicentennial book. If you would like to share how, when and why your family came to Jacksonville, please click here to send us your story.

Triumph Over Hardships

Triumph Over Hardships

One of Jacksonville’s earliest ethnic migrations can be traced to pioneer Philip Dzialynski, who arrived in the city in 1850 at the age of 17 and...

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What’s in 200 Years?

What’s in 200 Years?

Jacksonville has often seemed less concerned with its history than any of Florida’s other major cities, even though it is the oldest among them....

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Who was Andrew Jackson?

Who was Andrew Jackson?

A question that occasionally surfaces in Jacksonville is, who was Andrew Jackson? In the 200th year of our city’s existence under that name,...

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