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A New Florida Dream or Sunset?

The trajectory of modern Florida is breathtaking. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, the Sunshine State was the South’s poorest and least-populated state. In 2014, Florida succeeded New York as America’s 3rd largest state. Join us in a colorful discussion of how this all happened and what the future may have in store for our state.

Gary R. Mormino is an American historian, author, frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times, the Frank E. Duckwall Professor of History Emeritus and past director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park.

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Date/time: January 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Presented By:

Gary Mormino, Scholar

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Event Contact:

Carla Kappmeyer-Sherwin

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Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL 33872 United States
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