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Gerri Bauer
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Author of the Persimmon Hollow Legacy series of Catholic historical romance novels
Author of the Persimmon Hollow Legacy series of Catholic historical romance novels

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School site echoes vibrant past
Does this building still stand? This is a 2011 image of St. Benedict the Moor School. (Credit: Google Street View ) Second of two parts Six years is a long time in our age of instant communications. The turn-of-the-20th-century building at the core of today...

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Gifted photographer a mystery man
Photographer Richard Aloysius Twine self-portrait (Photo credit: State Archives of Florida /Twine) First of two parts Funny how threads of interest travel online. Last week, I saw a Facebook post by Florida's Bureau of Library Development. It linked to a pa...

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It's the 75th anniversary of Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery

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Food, culture contrast in 'Cross Creek Cookery'
Cross Creek Cookery was published 75 years ago. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery , both by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings . First editions of both books have a place of honor on my bookshelves. Rawling...

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Racing through layers of history
Halifax Historical Society photo used in the book 'Daytona Beach: 100 Years of Racing' depicts the Stanley Steamer car driven to a world record in 1906. We’re nigh on to Speed Weeks : the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona just roared through the region the last wee...

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I always think of Amish as living in the North and Midwest, but Pinecraft in Southwest Florida has existed for almost a century.

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Amish pioneered in Florida
Road sign is in the North, a traditional  location of Amish settlements. But an Amish community in Florida dates  to pioneer years. Creative Commons photo credit : Daniel Schwen The word Amish makes me think of rolling farmland and horse-and-buggy transport...
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