JAX CURIOSITY SHOP
Pictures & Trivia for Natives & Newcomers
Where JTA city buses rumble from stop to stop, prehistoric pachyderms used to
lumber from water hole to water hole. The Jacksonville Story is fascinating, with
everything from hay burners & shotgun houses to "Terror Birds" & testy ostriches.
Special appearances have even been made by Robert E. Lee, Mrs. Abraham
Lincoln, four Nazi saboteurs, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon!
Browse this collection of interesting old images & trivia from the First Coast. With
over 100 selections, there should be
something for everyone.
PICS & TRIVIA
PLEASE NOTE ~ The following web pages contain pictures & trivia. They are
in order by time period.
Prehistoric Era: Ice Age in the Sunshine State
Prehistoric Era: Human Compassion
Prehistoric Era: First Coast Fangs!
Prehistoric Era: First Coast Fins!
Prehistoric & Colonial Eras: Timucua Times
-- Some of the first residents of First Coast ~ Lots of pics & info!
From 1500s to 1799
1568: French Revenge
1500s & 1600s: Galleon Gambling
Late 1700s: Cowford
1777: Yankees Vs. Redcoats
Early 1800s: A Southside Stronghold
1830s: A Downtown Fort
1848: Celia's Sad Fate
1840s & 1850s: The Fate of Celia's Family
1864: The Battle of Olustee
1866 to 1899
American Kids in Jax
1870s: School Days!
1900 to 1915
Early 1900s: Show Bears & Teddy Bears
About 1904: Infant Incubator
Early 1900s: Skyline after Dark
1912: Dinner on the Docks
About 1914: New Water Pipes
Early 1900s: "The Row" in Riverside
1917: Moviemakers in Trouble
1918: An Antique Army Base
1920s: Keep on Truckin'
1920s: More Trucks
1926: High-rise Ruckus
1928: "Our Gang" in Jax
1930s: Camp Foster and the "Hoboes"
1930s: Dressing Down for the Beach
1930s: An Eye-Catching Shoe Shop
1930s & 1940s: Hamming It Up
1941: Car Buying in Riverside
A Trip Up Old
1940s: Great White Way
1940s: Great Black Way
1940s: Fun at Furchgott's!
1940s & '50: Are You Hungry? ~ Lots of images!
1940s: More Trucks
NEW! 1947: Brighter Smiles at Mayport
1900s to 1970s
Early 1950s: Easter at Riverside's Five Points
Mid 1900s: A Very Influential Jax Man
Mid 1900s: Jax at War ~ Lots of pictures!
Mid 1900s: Local Ladies in Uniform ~ Lots of photos!
Mid 1900s: Jax in Love!
1950s: Creature Attacks South Jax!
NEW! ~ Mid 1900s: Have Need, Will Fill
1950s: In the Navy
FOR VISITING THE JACKSONVILLE STORY,
YOUR TIME MACHINE TO THE PAST