• History and Local Culture

    by Published on April 25th, 2014 02:57 PM     Number of Views: 9236 
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    We thought that newer arrivals to Palm Coast would like to read about Palm Coast beginnings .
    This is from own our personal copy given to us by Dr. J. Norman Young, first president of I.T.T. Levitt. Dr. J. Norman Young would often join us Palm Coast Pioneers and early purchasers at our public with membership 'Palm Coast Beach Club' later known as Palm Coasts' Sun Sport Beach Club Oceanside, a dedication to 'Palm Coast'. Dr. J. often would have handouts and tell of information; after all...it was his *concept* and pet project.
    As you will read we were offered as a 'Total Unique Environmental Community' , the starting of a 'New City' for 750,000 population at full build out. Remember this was also before water saving toilets / washing machines / low flow irrigation / and low flow shower heads, and before we because 'Energy minded'. Shortly after Palm Coast, Inc. opening the Arab oil embargo hit...so the patio doors, window sizes , etc., of the ITT models were reduced in size. That's why initially you see 8 foot patio doors and massive windows initially offered..
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    by Published on December 18th, 2013 12:35 PM  Number of Views: 1044 
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    THE SOUTHERN TRADITION OF EATING BLACK EYED PEAS ON NEW YEARS DAY

    If you grew up in the south or southwestern parts of this country, then you can relate. I grew up with this belief, but did not know the real reason.

    My mother always served black eyed peas on New Year's Day, and she said it would bring good luck in the New Year. I've carried this tradition forward, but never knew the reason behind it. It became a way of remembrance of my mother and grandmother.

    Black Eyed Peas By Ron Perrin, Fort Worth Texas "The Real Story," is much more interesting and has gone untold in fear that feelings would be hurt.
    Itís a story of war, the most brutal and bloody war in US history. Military might and power pushed upon civilians, women, children and elderly. Never seen as a war crime, this was the policy of the greatest nation on earth trying to maintain that status at all costs.

    An unhealed wound remains in the hearts of some people of the southern states even today; on the other hand, the policy of slavery has been an open wound that has also been slow to heal but is okay to talk about. ...
    by Published on December 8th, 2012 12:00 AM  Number of Views: 8886 
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    There are many winter celebrations that antedate our placement of Christmas on December 25.

    Many outside traditions are often adopted by neighboring or invading cultures. Some historians will often assert that many traditions are directly derived from previous ones rooting all the way back to those begun in the cradle of civilization or beyond, much in a way that correlates to speculations on the origins of languages.

    Even in modern cultures these gatherings are still valued for emotional comfort, having something to look forward to at the darkest time of the year. This is especially the case for populations in the near polar regions of the hemisphere. The depressive psychological effects of winter on individuals and societies are experienced as coldness, tiredness, malaise, and inactivity. This is known as seasonal affective disorder. Insufficient sunlight in the short winter days increases the secretion of melatonin in the body, throwing off the circadian rhythm with longer sleep. Exercise, light therapy, increased negative ion exposure (which can ...
    by Published on July 16th, 2011 07:45 AM  Number of Views: 8192 
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    2. Flagler,
    3. St. Johns,
    4. Bunnell,
    5. Hastings
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    The Dixie Highway-Hastings, Espanola and Bunnell Road (also known as County Road 13 or the Old Brick Road) is a historic section of Old Dixie Highway in Florida, United States. It is located roughly between Espanola (in Flagler County) and CR 204 southeast of Hastings near Flagler Estates (in St. Johns County). This is one of the few extant portions of the original brick Dixie Highway left in Florida. On April 20, 2005, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

    This road was built about 1766 when Colonel James Grant was governor of British East Florida. It extended from St. Augustine to Cowford (Jacksonville) and north to Colorain, Ga., across the St. Marys River. Later the road was extended south along the Matanzas River. Aided in part by donations from Grant's friends in South Carolina and Georgia, the road's chief financial backing came from local subscribers. It became a major artery of travel.
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    by Published on January 24th, 2011 02:43 AM  Number of Views: 1974 
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    Jan 1, 1885 Floridaís fifth Constitution, created by a Constitutional ...
    by Published on October 17th, 2010 07:59 PM  Number of Views: 4911 
    Confederate men firing Cannon to kill them Yankees at the agriculture Museum  Re-enactment.

    This past weekend(October16&17, 2010), I was dragged into ...