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Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL, by Dr. Robert Cade. #gatorade  #robertcade  #UF  #GainesvilleFL

Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL, by Dr. Robert Cade. #gatorade #robertcade #UF #GainesvilleFL

Passengers on a small steamboat. Possibly 1800s. Trees and swap. The Alert transported passengers and mail between Melrose and Waldo. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

Passengers on a small steamboat.

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Edmund Gaines (1777 – 1849) was a US Army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War. At the Siege of Fort Erie Gaines was in command on the fortifications on 15 August 1814, when a British assault was bloodily repulsed. For this victory Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, and a brevet promotion to major general. A number of places in the US were named in his honor, including Gainesvilles in…

Edmund Gaines (1777 – 1849) was a US Army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War. At the Siege of Fort Erie Gaines was in command on the fortifications on 15 August 1814, when a British assault was bloodily repulsed. For this victory Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, and a brevet promotion to major general. A number of places in the US were named in his honor, including Gainesvilles in…

Jack Youngblood Gator Great, NFL Hall Of Famer, & Family

Draft Timeline - Football History | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site

Discover the history of the NFL Draft and the specifics of each draft year here at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The latest Tweets from #NHRA (@NHRA). NHRA Drag Racing: World's fastest, most extreme sport! #SpeedForAll. Glendora, CA

Confederate veterans on the steps of the county courthouse: Gainesville, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr  The Civil War had been over for 60 years when these 19 men gathered in Gainesville in convention November 4, 1925. All were confederate veterans, and all from Alachua County. General Lawrence Whitfield Jackson is the fourth man from the left on the front row.

Confederate veterans on the steps of the county courthouse: Gainesville, Florida

Local call number: Rc05874 Title: Confederate veterans on the steps of the county courthouse: Gainesville, Florida Date: November 4, 1925 General note: The Civil War had been over for 60 years when these 19 men gathered in Gainesville in convention November 4, 1925. All were confederate veterans, and all from Alachua County. General Lawrence Whitfield Jackson is the fourth man from the left on the front row. Corporate Creator: Vansickel Studio (Gainesville, Florida) Physical descrip: 1…

Old Florida- (From hotel to Santa Fe Community College, to Gainesville Cultural Department. (Was in it for dinners, dances, photos, then classes, then meetings, it endures.)

Old Florida- (From hotel to Santa Fe Community College, to Gainesville Cultural Department. (Was in it for dinners, dances, photos, then classes, then meetings, it endures.)

View of the dock early 1900s - Cedar Key, Florida

View of the dock - Cedar Key, Florida

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Skeeter's Big Biscuits  5 lbs flour 1 quart buttermilk 1 tbsp salt 4 tbsp baking powder  3 sticks butter  Whisk, flour, salt & baking powder together.Cut butter into small pieces & crumble. Make a well in the center & add 1 qt of buttermilk.Mix it but remember the more you mix the tougher & less rise your biscuit gets.Put on a buttered sheet pan & pat down evenly.Bake at 400 for 15 minutes then butter the tops & bake another 5-10 minutes. Note- using self-rising flour; eliminate baking…

Skeeter's Big Biscuits - Restaurants - Florida

Skeeter's Big Biscuits 5 lbs flour 1 quart buttermilk 1 tbsp salt 4 tbsp baking powder 3 sticks butter Whisk, flour, salt & baking powder together.Cut butter into small pieces & crumble. Make a well in the center & add 1 qt of buttermilk.Mix it but remember the more you mix the tougher & less rise your biscuit gets.Put on a buttered sheet pan & pat down evenly.Bake at 400 for 15 minutes then butter the tops & bake another 5-10 minutes. Note- using self-rising flour; eliminate baking…

Granger home - Waldo, Florida

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View of the Tin Can Tourists camp - Gainesville, Florida.  Before the modern highway, side hotels were the tourist camps all over Florida, such as this "Tin Can Tourist Camp" in Gainesville. Gainesville had many tourist camps, and this one dates from the years immediately following World War I when traveling became popular and automobiles became more plentiful.

View of the Tin Can Tourists camp - Gainesville, Florida

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Swamp Rat 30: Herb Parks and me built SR xxx in the Ocala shop in the fall of 1985, this was the last word in Top Fuel dragsters at the time, a very streamlined vehicle, even today, first time out at the 1986 Gatornationals I broke the 270 barrier with a blistering 272.56 MPH! While I was setting another record at Englishtown NJ, 5.34 Seconds, I flipped the car over backwards. Herb and I rebuilt the car and went on to win the 1986 NHRA World Championships. The Smithsonian Museum has this…

Swamp Rat 30: Herb Parks and me built SR xxx in the Ocala shop in the fall of 1985, this was the last word in Top Fuel dragsters at the time, a very streamlined vehicle, even today, first time out at the 1986 Gatornationals I broke the 270 barrier with a blistering 272.56 MPH! While I was setting another record at Englishtown NJ, 5.34 Seconds, I flipped the car over backwards. Herb and I rebuilt the car and went on to win the 1986 NHRA World Championships. The Smithsonian Museum has this…