Hot Off the Presses:
I Miss my Bookstores—Quick, Give Me a Fix

By Bob Holladay Florida Bookman This pandemic stopped being fun when they deemed Tallahassee’s bookstores “non-essential” and closed their doors.  It’s not just the economics of it, which (cross myself) could severely damage my favorite places in town; it is what...

What’s in a name——Friendship

By Virginia Perkins In 1837, Florida was still a territory and it was the northern part of the state, near Tallahassee, that Thomas James Perkins, age 20, came to seek his fortune. His work with the railroad brought him from Queen Anne County, Maryland and he...

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Florida’s Long History of Easy Money

By Bob Holladay Florida Bookman In 1920, four years before Tallahassee celebrated its centennial, Miami already had more than 24,000 residents, nearly four times that of the state capital.  Despite that, there was still a kind of uncertainty about what kind of...