Florida Oranges: A Colorful History
Why are Indian River oranges famous?

Why are Indian River oranges famous?

August 23, 2019

The question of why Florida's Indian River oranges are famous is answered.

Haines City & The First Citrus Juicing Plant 1915-mid 1930s
Oviedo 1880s Troubles with Orange Shipping

Oviedo 1880s Troubles with Orange Shipping

August 22, 2019

When Oviedo orange growers didn't like the shipping price the Plant Railway was charging, they did something about it. Featuring Dr. Henry Foster.

Harriet Beecher Stowe & Mandarin Florida

Harriet Beecher Stowe & Mandarin Florida

August 22, 2019

How Harriet Beecher Stowe shaped the state of Florida, and the neighborhood of Mandarin in the city of Jacksonville, FL, just after the Civil War.

Temple Oranges Built a City in Florida

Temple Oranges Built a City in Florida

August 22, 2019

About the Temple orange and the city of Temple Terrace.

Frostproof Florida: The Name is a Lie

Frostproof Florida: The Name is a Lie

August 22, 2019

Many places in Florida have names inspired by citrus. This is the story of how a roguish real estate agent hijacked the naming of Frostproof, Florida.

Black History & Florida Oranges: The Ocoee Massacre 1920

Black History & Florida Oranges: The Ocoee Massacre 1920

August 21, 2019

The Ocoee Massacre, when 500 African-Americana were driven out of their town, many were killed, and how this connects back to orange groves and orange picker labor.

Florida’s Mountain: The Ridge

Florida’s Mountain: The Ridge

August 20, 2019

A cool geographic feature of Florida, where oranges have been grown.

The LGBTQ Florida Orange Juice Boycott 1977

The LGBTQ Florida Orange Juice Boycott 1977

August 20, 2019

The first National "gaycott" was Florida orange juice. Learn about Anita Bryant and the protest she sparked throughout the country.

Orange Fever, Florida’s Gold Rush 1865 to 1894