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“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

This is a quote that is often used. It surely proves itself to be true over and over again as actions speak louder than words. The same mistakes that have been made for eons continually occur, and it confirms that the people who are in leadership and decision making roles are completely unaware, or ignorant, of the consequences of prior events that have been recorded throughout the annals of history.

This site is dedicated to preserving and keeping history alive and up-to-date and sharing as much information as possible.

Yesterday’s news is today’s history.

Obviously, this is a very challenging undertaking and new information is constantly being added.

If you would like to share information you are certainly encouraged to do so, and your contributions will be appreciated by many. Just email me at: randyjaye@historyspeak.com and I will add your information into this site as soon as possible.

Native American Petroglyphs

Flagler County, Florida is home to one of the earliest histories in today’s United States. In 1513, Juan Ponce de León (1474-1521) the Spanish explorer and conquistador, led the first known European expedition to what is today the United States and first stepped foot somewhere near present-day Flagler County. He named what he thought was a big island La Florida, and claimed it for Spain, even though there were at least 350,000 indigenous Indians living in the peninsula area at that time. The first organized agricultural farming, ranching and timbering operations in the present-day United Stated started in this area. Additionally, many other important, interesting, and little known events have occurred here. Flagler County is celebrating its centennial in 2017.


Florida has the oldest history in the United States (after European contact). After Juan Ponce de León landed here in 1513 the entire world began changing and expanding very rapidly. Florida’s interesting history can be explored right here…See & Read More

The history of the United States might only be 240+ years old, but it is extremely interesting and full of conflicts, triumphs, stories and policies that have influenced the modern world. The history of the United States can be explored right here…

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United States Labor History reveals the struggles and sacrifices for worker’s rights and benefits such as the 8 hour work day, the 40 hour work week, occupational safety laws and Labor Day. These rights and benefits were not handed out by governmental officials and corporations from the goodness of their hearts. Many people were beaten, fired, blacklisted and killed in the many struggles that resulted in laws, benefits and protections for every worker and profession. Unfortunately, not many people know about this history and it is  taken for granted today. See & Read More

Wars and Armed Conflicts in U.S. History are numerous. It seems there is always a tyrant with a bulls eye painted on their head that the U.S. Government is chasing (and using as a poster child to help finance the military complex). One of the best quotes of recent years was on a billboard in Houston, Texas. It was advertising an American Civil War exhibit at a local museum and simply asked: “What were we Thinking?” Now that pretty much sums it up…

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Unique Coquina Rock Formations in the Atlantic Ocean at Washington Oaks State Park in northeastern Flagler County

Read my newly published book: Flagler County, Florida: A Centennial History

Indian mound (midden) in Shell Bluff Park in western Flagler County.

The book features the 100 year journey of Flagler County from a sparsely populated rural and coastal area to one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Discover many interesting places and fascinating stories and then wonder how many of them could have remained so reclusive until now.  The first half of the book is history and the second half is a guide to scores of interesting places in the area.

Front Book Cover - Flagler County, Florida: A Centennial History

 The book is now available on Amazon:

Flagler County, Florida (Information)

Satellite image of the Florida penninsula. Flag in the National Civil War Museum. Flagler County logo. See & Read More Flagler County Seal. US soldiers in combat during the Vietnam War Persion Gulf War - Helicopter and Troops in Action Strikers Quit Auto Plants - Operations Resume Monday with $25,000,000 Rise in Wages - 1936-7 Great Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan Bread and Roses Strike - Lawrence, Mass. in 1912 - Militia Sent in to Disrupt the Strike

Flagler County, Florida: A Centennial History - Presentation

Northeast Florida History
(The oldest European-Influenced History in the U.S.A.)

Flagler County History in Maps

Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913) - The Story of Flagler County's Namesake

History of the Bunnell Coquina City Hall

History of the Bunnell Water Tower

Holden House Centennial (1918-2018)

Holden House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 Korona’s Historic St. Mary Catholic Church (built 1914)

Second Seminole War (1835-1842) Fortifications
(Forts, Camps and Blockhouses) in the Volusia and Flagler County Area

 Tarragona Tower: An Intriguing Local Landmark

The Story of Daytona Beach’s Unique Coquina Clock Tower

Interesting Florida & Northeast Florida Facts

Volusia County, Florida collected by the WPA’s Historical Records Survey

Greater Daytona Beach’s Local History

Flagler County, Florida collected by the WPA’s Historical Records Survey

St. Johns County History

A Brief History of St. Augustine

A Brief History of Putnam County

Duval County History

Jacksonville Area History

Nassau County History

Visiting, Exploring and Photographing Historical Northeast Florida Sites

Bulow Plantation - Flagler Beach

Fort Matanzas - St. Augustine

Fort Mose - St. Augustine

Kingsley Plantation - Jacksonville

Terragona Tower - Daytona Beach