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Jacksonville, Fl
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Jacksonville's Quirky History



What's In A Name?
  • Jacksonville is named for 'Old Hick'ry Andrew Jackson,
    the man responsible for the Rebirth of Patriotism after the
    Battle of New Orleans, see $20 bill
  • At least 50% of the population think it's named for
    'Stonewall' Jackson, we love our Civil War history
  • At least 75% of the population think
    'Stonewall' is Andrew Jackson, sorry.
  • I'm guilty, too. Actually 'Stonewall' is Thomas Jackson.
We Didn't Start the Fire! I Guess We Did.
  • On a windy day, May 3, 1901 140 city blocks of downtown
    Jacksonville was burned to the ground.
  • Around noon a spark in the kitchen of the Cleveland
    Mattress Company spread through the spanish moss
    filled factory and quickly got out of control.
  • Jacksonvilles' Fire Department was not called
    at first, as the workers thought they could put it out.
  • Embers travelled on the wind to the rooftops of the
    many pine buildings in the downtown Jacksonville area.
  • By 8:30PM, when the winds subsided, 2,368 buildings in
    Jacksonville had burned and over 10,000 were homeless.
  • Seven people had lost their lives.

Frequently Wondered about Questions



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Sorry, Stonewall we're named for OLD HICKORY


     That would be Andrew Jackson
the hero of the War of 1812, and the 7th President of the
United States of America. Remember this...

In 1814 we took a little trip,
Along with Colonel Jackson, down the Mighty Mississip,
We took a little bacon, and we took a little beans,
And we fought the bloody British, in the town of New Orleans,

CHORUS
Fired our guns and the British kept a comin',
Wasn't quite as many, as there was awhile ago,
Fired once more, and they began a runnin',
Down the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico,

Ol' Hick'ry said, we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn't fire our muskets, til we looked 'em in the eyes,
We held our fire, 'til we see'd their faces well,
Then we opened up our squirrel guns, and we really gave 'em HELL!

Well they ran through the briars, and they ran through the bushes,
And they ran some places, that a rabbit wouldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couln't catch 'em,
Down the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico.

Fired our cannons, 'til the barrels melted down,
Then we grabbed an alligator, and we fought anouther round,
Filled his head with cannon balls, and we powdered his behind,
When we touched the powder off, that ol' gator lost his mind.

CHORUS
Fired our guns and the British kept a comin',
Wasn't quite as many, as the was awhile ago,
Fired once more, and they began a runnin',
Down the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico,

THANKS, Johnny Horton
From 1973 I think? I so loved this song when I was 5 years old.
THANKS, History Channel for reminding me.