Tag Archives: Baldwin

The Maple Leaf Ship just before it hit the mine off the coast of Mandarin in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville’s Military Heritage: 10 Fascinating Things You Should Know

Jacksonville boasts a long and varied military history. Here are some of the most interesting highlights:   The Southernmost Battle of the Revolutionary War Was Fought in NE Florida. The Battle of Thomas Creek occurred near Yulee on May 17, 1777, when the Patriots faced off against the Loyalists, Brits, and Creek Indians. The Patriots lost.   Camp Milton Was an Important Confederate Military Base. Built to block Union forces from getting to the supply and railway center in Baldwin, Camp Milton on Jacksonville’s Westside was built in 1864 and served as Florida’s strongest Confederate field fortification. There’s a Civil …

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Grow your own – April 2014

Spring is finally here! If you’re like many gardeners, you lost some of your tender or tropical plants to the freezing weather in January and February. If you have some space in your garden for new plants, why not select trees that provide delicious fruits you and your family can enjoy? When purchasing a fruit tree it pays to do your homework up front. Many years ago after we first moved to Florida, I bought a peach tree for our yard. I visualized a lovely tree teeming with scented blossoms in the spring, followed by delicious juicy peaches in early …

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