Crackers & Carpetbaggers: Moments in the History of Jacksonville, Florida : from Indians to Airplanes ...and Ships in Between (Google eBook)

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Bluefish Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Jacksonville (Fla.) - 327 pages
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B/W PAPERBACK by John Cowart: It all happened in Jacksonville, Florida: *Seminole Indians, dressed in the costumes of Shakespearian actors, attacked Mandarin. *A letter from a prostitute lead Jacksonville's most popular minister to be aboard the Titanic when she went down (the ship that is). *Yellow Jack, a monstrous killer, decimated the city. *Gentleman Jim Corbett, Boxing Champion of America, fought and fought and fought in Jacksonville. *A pawnbroker buried eight chests of diamonds at Moncrief Springs; his treasure has never been recovered.. *In Riverside, a mule died in Mrs. E.C. Clark's kitchen. *A notorious pirate led a prayer meeting at Fort Caroline . The Great Seaboard Earthquake, The Great Fire, The Great Freeze, The Great Telephone War, and many other events -- they all happened in Jacksonville. *** Hope you enjoy reading about it. --JWC
  

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Contents

Seen On The St Johns River USS Saratoga
15
Three Friends
34
JACKSONVILLE UNDER FOOT
51
Sea Cloud
66
EARLY DAYS IN MEDICINE
81
JACKSONVILLES MOTORCAR HISTORY
99
The Maple Leaf
134
DUVAL COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY HISTORY
157
JACKSONVILLES TELEPHONE HISTORY
189
THE GREAT FIRE OF JACKSONVILLE
213
AFTER THE FIRE
233
THE USS ALOHA
259
THE YEAR NOTHING HAPPENED
285
AVIATION HISTORY IN JACKSONVILLE
299
Jacksonvilles Liberty Ships
312
INDEX 1
325

USS John F Kennedy
172

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