Enjoy Jacksonville as it was in the Year 1991. In 1991, State Attorney Ed Austin narrowly defeated incumbent Mayor Tommy Hazouri, the current Duval County Jail opened , the old Acosta bridge closed to give way to the construction of the new Acosta bridge and Skyway crossing- & the NFL announces that 2 expansion teams […]
In this, the 85th and last episode of the History Jacksonville series, George Farrar presents “The Grand Finale” which focuses on The 100 Greatest Pictures & Illustrations of Jacksonville History from his collection. Join him as he discusses the emergence of the city as it rises from the ashes after The Great Fire of 1901 […]
On this episode of History Jacksonville, George Farrar brings you amazing pictures and illustrations from 1919 thru the mid 1970s, as Jacksonville was experiencing phenomenal growth. He shows you the openings of the old Acosta, and Main Street Bridges, Jacksonville’s old railroad station, the Annie Lytle School, The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Regency Square […]
George Farrar presents JAX 87 – Jacksonville as it was in the Year 1987. George talks about the opening of The Jacksonville Landing, the legacy of Mayor Jake Godbold and the agenda of the new Mayor- Tommy Hazouri as he reminisces about growing up in Jacksonville at age 12. This show is one episode in […]
George Farrar presents film and pictures of our Downtown Jacksonville & St Johns River from The Acosta Bridge, Friendship Park and the Southbank Riverwalk on Sunday morning, December 16, 2018.
Our Vision in Transition series is back with Planning Jacksonville’s Future – Vision in Transition V – New Development on the St Johns River. Enjoy amazing views of the Jacksonville riverfront on December 16, 2018 from the Acosta Bridge and Southbank Riverwalk as George Farrar crosses The St Johns River to bring you details and […]
Today on another episode of History Jacksonville- I explore Treaty Oak, show you what old Dixieland Amusement Park looked like in the early 20th century, discuss the Acosta Bridge over the years & take you over it, and bring to you the history of San Marco amidst the Christmastime festivities in Balis Park.