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From Alligator to Zephyrhills, there is more information on Florida packed in this alphabet than you can imagine. Crammed into the 26 letters are almost 200 detailed facts about Florida personalities, history, geography, nature, and culture. This book is fun and accurate all at once.
Florida A to Z by Susan Jane Ryan, illus. by Carol Tornatore, rounds up information about this state's history, people and places.
Letters of the alphabet.
Gainesville Jean Craighead George
Gasparilla Pirate Festival
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Dr. John Gorrie was a physician from Apalachicola, Florida. In 1851, he invented an ice-making machine to cool the hospital rooms of yellow fever patients. He was granted the first U.S. patent for refrigeration and worked on experiments to make ice. A statue of Dr. Gorrie was placed in the U.S. Capitol to honor this great Floridian whose invention was the model for what we know as air conditioning.