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Celebrating 25 Years Online - H-Net Needs Your Support

Greetings members of H-Florida!

As the current review editor and a list editor for H-Florida, I wanted to tell you about why I find H-Net to be a wonderful resource and worthy of your support. Some of you are already aware that there is a fundraising drive to help preserve H-Net's independence and integrity, but there is a chance that a few of you may still be unaware. 

David Arbesú
Peter Ferdinando

Ferdinando on Arbesú, 'Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript'

David Arbesú. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017. xii + 431 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6124-5.

Reviewed by Peter Ferdinando (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Published on H-Florida (May, 2018) Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer (Northern Illinois University)

First woman elected to a city commission in Florida

I have found a reference in The St. Augustine Record to Florine McQuiag as the first woman elected to a city commission in Florida. She was elected to the St. Augustine City Commission in 1948.I'ved looked in various "Halls of Fame" around the state and I can't find an earlier female commissioner. Does anyone know of someone prior to 1948?


Charles Tingley

St. Augustine Historical Society

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15: The World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant

Since its first international flight in 1927, Pan Am positioned itself as a world leader in American commercial aviation. Formed in 1959, World Wings International, Inc. (WWI) is an association of former Pan Am flight attendants that now dedicates itself to charitable activities. This collection includes the administrative records of the organization as well as scrapbooks, photographs, membership and annual meetings files, correspondence, and financial records.