Check out Pasco’s history at Fivay.org

If you are curious about Pasco County’s history, perhaps the best way to become familiar with it would be to check out the website, Fivay.org. Jeff Miller, a recently retired high school mathematics teacher, maintains the website and has invested countless hours piecing together Pasco County’s story. Miller has gleaned information from newspaper articles, old deeds, post cards, photographs, … [Read more...]

Memory keeper preserves Trilby’s past

When Scott Black tools around the community of Trilby in his white pickup truck, the place becomes alive for him with the people and businesses from its past. As he drives along the community’s roads, he’ll point out where the old railroad depot stood, the bank, the store, the hotel and other local landmarks. He also notes the community’s segregated cemeteries — a vestige of the past, … [Read more...]

Russian politics played a role in San Antonio train depot

The history of a train depot building in San Antonio is rooted in political uncertainty in Russia roughly 135 years ago. On Feb. 17, 1880, a second assassination attempt on Emperor Alexander II occurred in the imperial dining room of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Terrorists blew up the dining room, killing or maiming 67 people – but the emperor wasn’t present during the … [Read more...]