May 17, 2022
Episode 99: 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.
"Welcome to Florida" is presented by Visit Sarasota which offers Florida's sweetest attraction just 13 miles from downtown, Mixon Fruit Farms. Welcoming visitors and locals alike for 80 years, Mixon Fruit Farms has citrus groves, Florida wine, homemade fudge and much more to satisfy your cravings, plus a wildlife care a…