When you think of Florida, a few things probably come to mind right away: sunny beaches, juicy citrus fruits, maybe even a certain world-famous theme park. But did you know that Florida was once the moviemaking capital of the United States? Or that it is the home of what is currently the world’s only underwater hotel? And were you aware that Florida is the birthplace of internationally known products and industries that almost all of us use in our personal or professional lives?
From the early sixteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first, the residents of the Sunshine State have been leaders in everything from technology and science to sports and entertainment. Florida Firsts is filled with intriguing stories and photographs of people, places and events that will show you just how much Florida has contributed to our nation.
About the Author
Beverly Bryant Huttinger is a lifelong resident of Florida. A retired college professor, she is now a full-time writer.