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05/17/2022 | Episode 99 | 41:38

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: Florida's lost communities

Florida's lost communities

As much as Florida is recognized nationally and internationally for our tourist attractions and cities - Disney, Universal, Miami, Orlando - an equally important, and increasingly imperiled part of the state is rural, natural, farmland and small towns. That part of Florida is our focus this week. Our guests are Bridget Bihm-Manuel, Collections Coordinator for Florida History, and Hank Young, Principal Cataloger at the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The two recently wrapped up an exhibition at the library focused on Florida's lost communities (which can now be found online). Their research continues and they join us today to discuss what they've found

The Yamato Colony: Japanese Pioneers in Florida, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. 2009. E 184 .J3 M67 2009. Library West General Collection.



Photo near Brewster, FL.1937. Florida Photograph Collection.



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Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. 

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