Early history[ edit ] Northeast Florida showing Cow Ford center from Bernard Romans ' map of Florida The area of the modern city of Jacksonville has been inhabited for thousands of years.
Great prizes such as cold hard cash, hotel stays, dinners, tickets to popular things to do and more.After every unlock you get another lock or key so you can get back into the fray and meet more people!The city was blockaded by Union forces, who gained control of nearby Fort Clinch.Though no battles were fought in Jacksonville proper, the city changed hands several times between Union and Confederate forces.Johns River in , calling it the River of May because that was the month of his discovery.
Ribault erected a stone column at his landing site near the river's mouth, claiming the newly discovered land for France. On September 20, , a Spanish force from the nearby Spanish settlement of St.Over the course of the decade, more than 30 silent film studios were established, earning Jacksonville the title of "Winter Film Capital of the World".However, the emergence of Hollywood as a major film production center ended the city's film industry.Known as the " Great Fire of ", it was one of the worst disasters in Florida history and the largest urban fire in the southeastern United States.Architect Henry John Klutho was a primary figure in the reconstruction of the city. Every time you unlock you get a ticket that enters you into the drawing to win great prizes from our party sponsors.