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Florida Historical Quarterly Podcast 44: Winter/Spring 2021


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Sebastian Garcia


In this episode, Sebastian Garcia—UCF Department of History’s new history podcast producer (check out Knights Historycast link down below)—interviewed Dr. Martin T. Olliff about his article in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of the Florida Historical Quarterly titled “Pathfinders, Progressives, and Boosters: The 1911 “Gulf-to-Great-Lakes-As-The-Crow-Flies” Automobile Adventure.” Dr. Olliff is a Professor of History at Troy University Dothan Campus and Director of the Wiregrass Archives in Troy, Alabama.

Here is a direct link to the Chronicling America website, where you can find Frank Mayes’s writings in the Pensacola Journal, as Dr. Olliff mentioned in the podcast (1:00:45-1:01:28): https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Here is a direct link to the UCF Department of History’s own podcast series, Knights Historycast, which Sebastian is also producing. Episode 19 (which he referred to in the introduction of this podcast episode) provides further context for this transition from Holly Baker to Sebastian Garcia. https://stars.library.ucf.edu/knightshistorycast/19/

The Florida Historical Quarterly is the peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Florida Historical Society. The society was founded in 1856 and is the only statewide historical organization in Florida. The society is headquartered in Cocoa, Florida and the editorial offices of the journal are in the Department of History at the University of Central Florida.


Sebastian Garcia


Sebastian Garcia


Dr. Martin T. Olliff

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Florida Historical Quarterly Podcast 44: Winter/Spring 2021