Planning Jacksonville’s Future – Vision in Transition V -New Development on the St Johns River

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 […]

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JAX Maps – Maps of Downtown Jacksonville, Duval County, & North Florida 1920-1972

Today on another edition of JAX Maps, George Farrar presents maps of Downtown Jacksonville, Duval County, & North Florida spanning the years 1920 thru 1972, talks about the phenomenal growth of the region and discusses how the road network was designed to meet the demands of the population. Also included are state road maps from […]

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JAX 82 Jacksonville Fights the Recession-Regency Square Mall in the 80s, Pic N Save, On Plymouth St

George Farrar presents a History of Jacksonville as it was in the year 1982. George talks about the quest to build a new convention center in the old railroad station during a recession, the changes Downtown-including the construction of the Southern Bell Building (now TIAA Bank Center), and recounts his youth in Arlington at Regency […]

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Jacksonville in the 60’s- Civil Rights, Hurricane Dora, The Beatles, Regency Square Mall Opens, Growth, & Reform

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the October 1, 1968 consolidation of the Jacksonville City and Duval County Governments, George Farrar presents an episode of History Jacksonville which reflects on the amazing times that made Jacksonville what it is today. Enjoy pictures of historic events, buildings, and times spanning 1959 until 1970. The […]

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Jax 81 Jacksonville in 1981- Regency Square Mall Expands, “The Boss” Performs , Urban Blight

George Farrar presents a History of Jacksonville as it was in the year 1981. George talks about the Iran Hostage Crisis, the expansion of Regency Square Mall , growing up in Arlington, Bruce Springsteen performs, the Jacksonville politics of 1981, the Tea Men soccer team, The Suns baseball team, Arlington Heights Elementary, and even more!

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Straight Talk about the JEA,The JTA, & Jacksonville’s Challenges Ahead

The Jax Left News is back! Going forward, for now, our show will be in podcast format which will enable me to communicate more with you as we start to raise the questions that need to be raised about the future of our city. I talk about the latest hullabaloo  surrounding the weird campaign to […]

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Jax 80 Jacksonville in 1980 – Carter & Reagan Campaign, Mayport & All That Jazz, Kent Campus Opens

George Farrar presents a History of Jacksonville as it was in the year 1980. We look at the decade of the 1970’s that brought us to 1980 , a pivotal year for America, as President Carter campaigned for re-election and Ronald Reagan visited Hemming Plaza to campaign for President. Kent Campus opens in December, 1979 […]

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