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Updated: 03/01/2018 08:30:01AM

Highlands Hammock announces Florida history lecture

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Dr. Steven Noll, a master lecturer in the history department of the University of Florida.

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SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park will present a lecture, “Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats, Too!)” at 7 p.m. on March 6 in the park recreation hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, features Dr. Steven Noll, a master lecturer in the history department of the University of Florida. Florida’s history as a territory and a state can be told through the changing methods of transportation designed to move people and goods both to Florida and within Florida.

Dr. Noll will examine the changing transportation networks in the state and trace how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to its emergence as one of the most important states in the union. Tying transportation history to social history, his program will journey from the Bellamy Road of the 1820s to contemporary transportation issues now facing the Sunshine State in the 21st century.

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