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  • To schedule an appointment to access the Library of Florida History, please email archivist @, or call 321-690-1971 ext. 211.
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  • To schedule a small group tour of the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, please email site-manager @, or call 321-254-9855.
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  • Today in Florida History March 01, 1861- Construction of the first cross-peninsula railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key was completed on this date. David Levy Yulee, United States Senator from Florida, was the driving force behind this railroad. Although used very little because of the outbreak of the War between the States in April, the railroad made Cedar Key a major urban site in the immediate postwar years.Read more

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