The origin of Florida’s capital in Tallahassee is rooted in compromise. In the earliest days of “American Florida,” territorial legislators worked in Pensacola and St. Augustine in alternating legislative sessions. Tired of making the dangerous and lengthy trip, legislators chose Tallahassee, a midway point between Florida’s earliest large cities, as the capital in 1824.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge will reopen its historic lighthouse to members of the public.
From Florida’s discovery in 1513 by Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce De Leon, to our thriving 4.3 million Hispanic population, the Sunshine State is saturated in vibrant Latino culture.