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fungus was first collected from Albatrellus subrubescens Florida and Czechoslovakia?
Florida state comptroller refused to pay Lieutenant Governor his salary because he was not elected?
Edmund C. Weeks the
Don Cesar beach resort in Florida is named after the title character in William Vincent Wallace's 1845 opera ?
McCarthy-style interrogations of the caused the firing or expulsion of scores of professors and students from Florida Legislative Investigation Committee Florida universities between 1956 and 1966?
US Air Force's cold-weather testing facility was moved from Ladd Field in Fairbanks, Alaska, to a refrigerated hangar, the , at McKinley Climatic Laboratory Eglin Air Force Base, Florida?
Atlantic stingrays (pictured) living in St. Johns River, Florida, are the only permanent freshwater population of cartilaginous fish in North America?
blew 16 percent of the total fruit crop from 1933 Treasure Coast hurricane Florida trees?
the $7m (£4.2m) estate of
, the youngest son of Gregory Hemingway Ernest Hemingway, could not be left to his wife because of the same-sex marriage laws in Florida?
remnants of a
gristmill, distillery and oil well have been found at which also has the highest waterfall in Falling Waters State Park Florida?
in October 1945, shortly after unexpectedly entering a cloud,
crashed into a lake in National Airlines Flight 16 Lakeland, Florida, drowning two passengers?
Tampa, Florida in 1998, successfully unlocked his Hank Earl Carr handcuffs, disarmed a detective, and killed three law enforcement personnel before killing himself?
Florida, even Key Largo Woodrats (pictured) "want enormous homes"?
in September 1969, the
in northwest Little River Florida rose 21 feet (6.4 m) in 24 hours due to rainfall from a tropical disturbance?
U.S. State of Florida, caused 4 million dollars' worth of Hurricane Noel beach erosion (example pictured), including washing away most of a 20 feet (6 m) sand dune?
prominent Russian sculptor
worked as a Fyodor Kamensky farmer in Florida?
more than 3,000 containers of the
chemical agent lewisite were dumped off the Florida coast during ?
Operation Geranium the
are descendants of free Black Seminoles African Americans and fugitive slaves traditionally allied with Seminole Indians in Florida and Oklahoma?
protects nearly 7,000 Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge acres of American crocodile habitat in southern Florida?
the choice of location for
Florida's capital, Tallahassee, was influenced by a waterfall in what is now Cascades Park (pictured)?
the architects of the
Florida Tropical House (pictured), located in Beverly Shores, Indiana designed the house with Florida residents in mind?
the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program searched
Florida's Lake Crescent for the wreckage of , a Alligator paddle steamer used by archeologist Clarence Bloomfield Moore?
the city of
Clearwater, Florida, painted two white lines across Watterson Avenue to block protesters from disrupting the operations of the Church of Lisa McPherson Trust Scientology?
the decline of the
gopher tortoise poses a threat to the , which forms the only Florida mouse mammal genus that occurs only in Florida?
when the first
arrived in southern indigenous people of the Everglades region Florida 15,000 years ago, the region was an arid sandy landscape?
(adapted into the Pioneer, Go Home! Elvis movie ) was inspired by Follow that Dream squatters who settled on land created when Florida built a bridge to Pine Island?
is one of five Westfield Brandon shopping malls in the U.S. state of Florida managed by the Australian Westfield Group?
were one of the most powerful Utina Timucua tribes during the early days of European settlement in Florida, but appear to have fragmented into at least three chiefdoms by the 17th century?
is a common Meadow Vole rodent species found from Alaska to Florida, and that the subspecies from Florida is endangered?
was the first Florida Railroad railroad to connect the east and west coasts of Florida and the longest railroad to be completed in Florida before the start of the American Civil War?
tree is an West Indian laurel fig introduced species in Florida where it has escaped from cultivation?
, completed in Overseas Railroad 1912 for 128 miles (206 kilometers) beyond the end of the Florida peninsula to Key West, was heavily damaged in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and not rebuilt?
in St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church North Miami Beach, Florida is a medieval Spanish monastery that was purchased by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, disassembled, and then kept in 11,000 crates in a warehouse in Brooklyn for 26 years?
and its barge Tugboat Spence Guantanamo Bay Express deliver cargo twice-monthly from Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba?
was St. Johns River Florida's first tourist attraction and the primary travel route to the more remote parts of the territory before it was developed?
eight human skeletons linked to suspected
serial killer triggered the largest excavation of human remains in Daniel Conahan Florida history?
despite threatening the western coast of
Florida, USA, weakened prior to landfall and moved ashore with little fanfare?
1950's Hurricane Love
was the first Commodore Cruise Line Florida-based company to operate week-long cruises around the year?
, which made its initial landfall in 1960's Tropical Storm Brenda Florida, dropped record-breaking rainfall on New York City?
Stephen Crane (pictured) based the 1898 short story " " upon his personal experience of having survived a shipwreck off the coast of The Open Boat Florida?
at Florida State Hospital Chattahoochee originally served as Florida's first penitentiary?
, a military post used during the Fort Dallas Seminole Wars, became the site of the new city of Miami, Florida in 1895?
, who came to southern John S. Collins Florida to grow vegetables and coconuts on a barrier island, built 2.5 mile long wooden Collins Bridge across Biscayne Bay in 1913 which led to the development of Miami Beach?
, once a Fort Delaware State Park Civil War prisoner-of-war camp, is now home to one of the largest heronries north of Florida?
Ron Rothstein was the , an American professional first head coach of the Miami Heat basketball team based in Miami, Florida?
professional baseball player Pat Osburn 's brother-in-law was Milt May, and father-in-law was Florida State Senator Wilbur H. Boyd?
Florida has over 20 , including a official state symbols state soil and a state wildflower?
Florida attorney claimed his Ellis Rubin client was driven to nymphomania by the side-effects of Prozac?
Cuban First Lady became a contributor to Marta Fernandez Miranda de Batista Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital while in exile in Florida?
Florida's paid City College US$11.2 million to acquire its current Fort Lauderdale campus?
Jack Donaghy calls the state of Florida "America's Australia" in the episode " 30 Rock "?
The Natural Order
Philadelphia publisher brought electricity to F. A. Davis St. Petersburg, Florida, and founded nearby Pinellas Park after hearing a lecture on Florida's medical benefits?
marsh rice rats in Florida are of infected by an "unprecedented" number internal parasites?
was the "poison plant center in south Julia Morton Florida"?
was the first black since M. Athalie Range Reconstruction and the first woman to head a state agency in Florida?
iridescent purple pearl worth thousands of U.S. dollars was found in a plate of at a steamed clams Florida restaurant?
Adam Davis was convicted of the murder of
and is currently on Vicki Robinson Florida's death row?
is considered a weed in Hiptage benghalensis Florida?
a trio of
pet released on Mexican Spinytailed Iguanas Gasparilla Island, Florida by a resident in the 1970s has led to a current population explosion of over 12,000 lizards?
Florida-based slave holder and trader wrote pamphlets defending slavery, he freed dozens of his own and married four of them?
Zephaniah Kingsley an average of 90,000
people a month walk, jog, cycle or skate along Florida's ?
Pinellas Trail although
are known from both south Spottail pinfish Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, there are no confirmed reports of them from the West Indies?
introduced William Whitaker orange groves to Florida?
of Tropical Storm Helene 2000 struck Florida just five days after Hurricane Gordon?
Blue Tilapia (pictured) have become the most widespread foreign fish in Florida waters since their introduction in 1961, and are now a serious management problem in Everglades National Park?
, after committing Marcus Schrenker pseudocide, may face charges from the Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as Indiana, Alabama, and Florida law enforcement?
in Riverside Theater Jacksonville was the first theater in Florida, and the third in the United States, equipped to show sound film?
, captured the secessionists in St. Augustine, Florida town's fort (pictured) three days before Florida actually seceded from the United States?
in Tropical Depression One June 1992 produced 100-year floods in portions of southwestern Florida?
, built in Temple Beth-El 1876, is the oldest synagogue in the U.S. state of Florida?
citrus plantation owner owned the land upon which Julia Tuttle Miami, Florida was built, and that she gave half her land to Henry Flagler to entice him to build a station for the Florida East Coast Railroad there?
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