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Looking Back at the Jacksonville Fair's History

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Step Right Up to the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair!

Fairs have been a cherished American pastime for generations. Pulsing neon lights, garish signs, the hypnotizing orbit of a Ferris wheel, the magical mouthfeel of cotton candy, the slew of chaotic noises, and the enticing smell of fried dough are familiar memories to many. It’s an assault on the senses that can elicit a deep feeling of nostalgia. 

Celebrating Veterans Day - An Interview with Joe Tillman, President of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society

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In honor of Veterans Day, we interviewed Joe Tillman, President of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society, on our latest episode of Completely Booked. We explore the history of African American soldiers, and discuss ways to express appreciation for veterans on this special day.

Celebrate National Author's Day!

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November 1 is National Author’s Day, a day to acknowledge all of the blood, sweat and tears that go into writing. Authors give us access to endless amounts of knowledge, and allow us to transcend our own perspectives through storytelling. While we’re grateful for all authors, we'd like to highlight local authors here in Jacksonville this Author's Day. 

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