Jacksonville: Reflections of Excellence

Jacksonville: Reflections of Excellence

by Deborah Gianoulis, Jennifer T. Arnold
     
 

"If you want to know about the character of the city, or the resolve of its citizens, just look for the nearest Jaguars jersey, which in a way says it all."

As television news anchor Deborah Gianoulis explains in Jacksonville: Reflections of Excellence, ever since the jaguars became the NFL's 30th franchise in 1993, the team's jersey has served as a

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"If you want to know about the character of the city, or the resolve of its citizens, just look for the nearest Jaguars jersey, which in a way says it all."

As television news anchor Deborah Gianoulis explains in Jacksonville: Reflections of Excellence, ever since the jaguars became the NFL's 30th franchise in 1993, the team's jersey has served as a symbol for the city's newfound sense of pride. Roughly speaking, after a long period of careful self-examination, jacksonville had quit thinking of itself as an underdog.

Not that there was ever any doubt about the city's football pedigree. This is, after all, the home of the annual Gator Bowl and a town that's wild about local gridiron exploits. Instead, Gianoulis writes, the question was whether Jacksonville measured up economically, socially, and culturally to other U.S. Cities.

Her answer is an emphatic yes. From the beaches of the First Coast to newcomers like the Mayo Clinic and Merrill Lynch to the new developments and recently renovated attractions along the St. Johns River, modern-day Jacksonville is a city where "the foundation is solid [and] the future has never looked brighter."

Along with photography editor Lawrence V. Smith's outstanding selection of images, in Reflections of Excellence, Gianoulis tells the tale of a city that is big-league in every way.

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ISBN-13:
9781881096542
Publisher:
Towery Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Urban Tapestry Series
Pages:
336

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