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American Beach: Hanging on To History

Today, American Beach is hanging on to the memories of yesteryear as luxurious developments surround its original 33 acres, which were placed on the National Register of Historic places in 2002. Besides the American Beach Museum, which is only open Friday through Sunday, there isn’t much to see anymore....

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Cumberland: Wild and Undeveloped

Wild horses roam through the dunes and along undeveloped beaches. Intricate shells are left by the sea all along the shoreline, just waiting to be collected. Behind these regal beaches are giant and extensive sand dunes that eventually lead back into the vibrant green wilderness. Check out Cumberland...

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The Lost Skyscrapers of Jacksonville

Metro Jacksonville takes a look back at the six downtown highrises (10 stories and above) that no longer exist.

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7 Black Facts About Jax You Didn't Already Know!

In celebration of Black History Month, here's a few things you probably didn't know about Jacksonville.

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Ebb and Flow on Jacksonville's Northbank

From EU Jacksonville: a brief history of Jacksonville's northbank

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The Lost Story of Jacksonville's Moncrief Park

Today, Moncrief is an area that most Jaxsons avoid or know little about outside of the local media's crime coverage. However, a century ago it was the site of one of the nation's most popular horse racing tracks.

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The Sports District: Life Before Everbank Field

While the Jacksonville City Council is poised to pass a bill this week to add an amphitheater and indoor football facility at Everbank Field, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at what was in the Sports District before football.

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Downtown Frankenstein: Remembering the Past

Before we move on to the future, we have to remember and learn from the past. While, we wait for Stephen Dare's next installment on this series, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at downtown scene we destroyed in the name of progress. This photograph was taken in the late 1930s on the corner of Main...

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Downtown Frankenstein: The Beginning

To understand Jacksonville, (at least as far as its early development goes) it is impossible to underplay the importance of business, merchants, and commercial interests in the fabric of its history. (this article was originally published in 2006.

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