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.

The Green Book

The Green Book

The month of December is often described as a time of peace, harmony and good will to all. Yet the Green Book, a relic from the past, tells of a...

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Becoming Jacksonville

Becoming Jacksonville

At the beginning of its bicentennial year Jacksonville ought to be an easier place to describe than it is. By population and area, Jacksonville is...

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Jacksonville’s Reckoning

Jacksonville’s Reckoning

In a review of a new biography that is sharply critical of Winston Churchill, journalist Peter Baker commented that “We are living in an era when...

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