Tag Archives: Craig Airport

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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Up In The Air: Annual Wings ‘n’ Wheels Flight Festival

Event: Wings ’n’ Wheels Location: Craig Airport, 855 St. Johns Bluff Road N. Date: April 23, 10am-4pm Tickets: Free Contact: www.wingsnwheels2016.com/ or [email protected] Jax Ex is soaring to new heights with its signature event showcasing various elements in transportation from the street to the sky. is held from 10am to 4pm April 23 at . The event features static aircraft displays, classic car show, live entertainment, a kid’s zone, plane rides, and airport tours. Aircraft displays include everything from the larger business jets to turbo props and vintage aircraft. Admission and parking are free. Jax Ex Manager says the open …

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Crawdaddy’s: A look back!

Driving up to the front door, rustic wasn’t really the right word. It was old, seasoned barnwood and torn-off rusted whatevers nailed in every which way. It reminded me of a dilapidated tobacco warehouse you could find at the end of a country road in the Carolinas, yet evoked the essence of old Jacksonville. One of the most fascinating things about this space was the chicken coop full of chickens and roosters as one entered. started out as the place to be for fun, a relaxed country dining atmosphere on the river. Sure, there were no potatoes boiled in a …

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october, 2021

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