How did Henry Flagler help in Florida's development? What happened when European explorers arrived in Florida? How did air conditioning and insect spray change life in Florida? You can find the answers to these in this book, which contains all kinds of fascinating, historical facts that tell the story of the state of Florida. Inside, you will find information about the first people of Florida and the explorers and settlers who came later. You will learn about Florida's role in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. And, you'll find out why Florida was and is called the Sunshine State. Inside you'll find: maps that help you find your way around Florida, photographs that let you see what you are reading about, a glossary, index, and list of more books to read to help you find what you're looking for and better understand it.