History

'Dino' is one step closer to becoming a national landmark

A community fixture is one step closer to becoming a national landmark. And for the massive, highly animated fella known as "Dino," every step is a big one!

The building located at 5299 Commercial Way in Spring Hill takes the shape of a dinosaur character known as Dino, an "Apatosaurus" that stands 47 feet tall and is 110 feet long. And Dino is now on the fast track in its nomination for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; an official list of the Nation's historical sites deemed worthy of preservation.  

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth or June 19th is a holiday that is currently becoming rapidly popularized. On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in America.  This was two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.  There is a concerted effort to make this a national holiday to celebrate the end of slavery.

‘Dino’ poised for Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

The building located at 5299 Commercial Way in Spring Hill takes the shape of a dinosaur character known as Dino, an "Apatosaurus" that stands 47 feet tall and is 110 feet long. And Dino is poised to become a nationally known celebrity; one proposed for nomination for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; an official list of the Nation's historical sites deemed worthy of preservation.

Book honors "the women everyone else forgot to talk about."

When Linda Welker, an author, and volunteer at The Brooksville Railroad Depot Museum, came across a popular book of Hernando County history, she was startled to find only five references to women contained in its pages. So she decided to write a book of her own; moreover, a book of history that the women of Hernando could call their own. 

Chucochatti research moving along

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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One of the first towns settled by the Creek people in Florida, Chucochatti is highly regarded as a historical and cultural landmark for Hernando County and the State of Florida; renowned in particular, according to Jon Yeager, Hernando Historic Preservation Society member and former chairman of their Archaeological Committee, as the place that marked the site of the ethnogenesis from Creek to Seminole (https://www.hernandosun.com/article/council-says-no-archaeological-research-cemetery-property).