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Henry B. Plant Museum

Sally Shifke from the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa talks about Plant's development of Florida through a system of railroads, steamboats, and hotels connecting western and central Florida to the rest of the country. Tampa Bay, where he built the opulent Tampa Bay Hotel, was the hub of his transportation system.

Mark-In Point: 01:21 Length: 14:28

1513 Moment - St. Augustine

Dana Ste. Claire, director of St. Augustine's heritage tourism, gives an overview of the city's long history.

Mark-In Point: 16:19 Length: 01:42

Tyson Family Cattle Ranching

Marvin and Beverly Tyson recall cattle ranching in Indian River County.

Mark-In Point: 18:08 Length: 04:01

Slaughter of French Colonists

Bill Dudley talks with Minda Stephens, author of a new play, Matanzas: A Survivor's Story, and Scott Isert, the actor in the one-man play. The play is about a survivor of Pedro Menéndez's 1565 massacre of French Huguenots at Fort Caroline.

Mark-In Point: 22:10 Length: 05:51

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SEGMENTS | Henry B. Plant Museum | 1513 Moment - St. Augustine | Tyson Family Cattle Ranching | Slaughter of French Colonists


Florida Frontiers; Development; Transportation; Railroads; St. Augustine; Colonial History; Cracker Culture; Cattle Industry; French Florida