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Skateboarding: A Jax Unique Sport

Posted By: Local Expert Guest

Jacksonville is home to the popular Kona Skateboard; the sport of skateboarding has been a part of the city's culture since the 1970s. Learn more about the unique history of the sport.

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Jacksonville Was America's First Hollywood

Posted By: Local Expert Guest

In the early years of the 20th century, Jacksonville earned the title of “Winter Film Capital of the World.” The warm climate, striking natural surroundings, diversity of architecture, inexpensive labor and easy rail

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It All Began in Mayport

Posted By: Gary Sass

On Saturday October 10th, 2015 at 12:30pm, there is a special Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony in Mayport, Florida. Congratulations to St. Augustine on their 450th celebration, however, It All Began in Mayport!

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