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By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
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Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — "TFNG"Space Shuttle Program — Space View Park
The first group of astronauts selected for the Space Transportation System (STS) Program began training in 1978. This group of men and women Followed in the footsteps of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Manned . . . — Map (db m113138) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — AtlantisSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park
Name Origin: Named for a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Sailing Ship of exploration in the 20th century. Flight History: First flight October 3, 1985. Atlantis was launched into space 33 times and, during 4,848 orbits, flew 126 . . . — Map (db m113083) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — ChallengerSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park
Name Origin: Named for a British exploration ship that sailed in the 19th Century, as well as the Apollo 17 lunar module. Flight History: First flight April 4, 1983. Challenger completed 995 orbits during 10 missions beginning in 1983. . . . — Map (db m113067) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — ColumbiaSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park
Name Origin: Boston-based ship that explored the Pacific Northwest during the 18th century. Flight History: First flight April 12, 1981. Columbia was the first Space Shuttle Orbiter to launch into space, flying 28 times. In 2003, on its . . . — Map (db m113062) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — DiscoverySpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park
Name Origin: Named for two famous British ships of exploration in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Flight History: First flight August 30, 1984. Discovery was NASA’s “workhorse shuttle’. During 39 missions, between 1984 and 2011, . . . — Map (db m113074) HM

Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-261 — Douglas Dummett - Dummett Grove
Indian River oranges, one of Florida's most outstanding products were developed in the 19th century by Douglas Dummett. The Dummett family immigrated from the Barbados in 1807. By 1825, Thomas Dummett had acquired sugar plantations on the east coast . . . — Map (db m125643) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — EndeavourSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park
Name Origin: Named by schoolchildren for the famous British ship that took James Cook on his first voyage of exploration in the 18th century. Flight History: First flight May 7, 1992. Endeavour was built to replace Challenger and flew 25 . . . — Map (db m113080) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — EnterpriseSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park
Name Origin: Enterprise was named for the spaceship from the Star Trek television series. Flight & Test Orbiter: First free flight August 12, 1977. Enterprise was used for the Approach and Landing test program, making five free . . . — Map (db m113001) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-408 — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite
This property is the former homesite of civil rights activists Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, two people whose lives were committed to help Florida’s Negro communities unite to form a collective identity. Mr. Moore was a Brevard County educator . . . — Map (db m99536) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Hernandez Trail
Hernandez Trail 1837-1928 — Map (db m102313) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — JT&KW Railroad & Indian River Steamboat Wharf, 1885Historic Titusville
Arriving in 1885, the first railroad to Titusville was a 35-mile stretch of track from Enterprise on a line of the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad, the JT&KW. The tracks ran down the middle of Broad Street’s right-of-way, and out onto a . . . — Map (db m112675) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Jules Verne vs. NASA’s Apollo 11Space View Park
Jules Verne’s mythical journey to the Moon in the 1880’s was similar to the Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969 Both had three man crews Both landed in the Pacific Ocean Both used retro-rockets for descent Both flights blasted off . . . — Map (db m112256) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Liberty Tree
We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices established the United States of America …_ dedicate this Liberty Tree in their honor. — Map (db m113326) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Old Glory
Top section of marker: Old Glory I Am The Star Spangled Banner..... Conceived In 1777 Out Of Love America Bore For Liberty And Honor. I Am The Memorial Of Countless Heroes Who Shed Their Blood To Preserve This . . . — Map (db m115280) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-589 — Oliver's Camp
This site derives its name from the Oliver family who migrated from Missouri and homesteaded this area of Turnbull Hammock in the early 1870’s. They owned large tracts of timberland and citrus groves, and the main “camp” was located . . . — Map (db m72737) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Project Mercury MemorialSpace View Park
Mercury Project Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States’ first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into the . . . — Map (db m116582) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Robert H. Goddard’s First Liquid Fueled RocketSpace View Park
The first flight of a liquid oxygen – gasoline rocket occurred March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Mass. Traveling a distance of 184 feet in 2.5 seconds with an average speed of 60 miles per hour. — Map (db m112263) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885Historic Titusville
George W. Scobie sailed his 50-foot oyster boat Sophie Fry to Titusville in 1885 and founded the Indian River commercial fishing industry. When rail service arrived, he began shipping large quantities of oysters and fish north. Before long, . . . — Map (db m101409) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-231 — St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
In 1887, construction of a church was begun on land donated to the Titusville Episcopal mission by Mary Titus, wife of the town's founder, and J. Dunlin Perkinson, lay reader of the mission. The name of the church was changed from St. John's to St. . . . — Map (db m101181) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Striving For Peace Throughout The World
Dedicated To All The U.S. Armed Forces Serving Throughout The World — Map (db m115424) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-602 — The Addison/Ellis Canal
In 1911, Edgar W. Ellis and J. H. Beckwith put together a consortium of developers known as the Titusville Fruit and Farm Lands Company. They acquired 22,500 acres in the western portion of the old Delespine Grant with plans to drain marshland in . . . — Map (db m50129) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-558 — The Pritchard House1891
Captain James Pritchard bought a lot from Mary Titus, and in the spring of 1891 contracted Pleasant J. Hall, who had built St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, to build a Queen Anne style house of heart pine. It appears today much like it did then. On . . . — Map (db m25752) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — The Steamboat Pioneer, 1877Historic Titusville
Not far from this spot lie the burned remains of the steamboat Pioneer, the first commercial passenger steamboat on the Indian River. The Pioneer was the flagship of Captain T.J. Lund’s Pioneer Steamboat Company, formed in the 1870’s . . . — Map (db m112669) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — The Tuskegee Airmen Of World War II
On Silver Wings Of Hope And Pride, They Overcame Adversity Both At Home And Abroad Through Courage, Commitment & Competence To Achieve A Record Never To Be Excelled. — Map (db m115432) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-36 — Titus House
Located on the Indian River, the hotel was built (circa 1869) and operated by Henry T. Titus, founder of Titusville. The building, constructed of wood, was U-shaped with each room opening on a veranda facing a tropical garden. In the days of steam . . . — Map (db m101407) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Titus House & the Indian River Hotel, c. 1869Historic Titusville
The Titus House was one of the earliest hotels on the Indian River. It was built by Henry Titus, founder of Titusville, on the site across the street. Col. Titus had a colorful career that included blockade running during the Civil War. He became . . . — Map (db m101408) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Titusville Negro School
Following temporary sites on Washington Avenue in 1883 and Dummitt Avenue in 1886, the Titusville Negro School was located on this site in 1915; it housed grades 1-8. The original building was burned in 1931, and a new eight-classroom frame building . . . — Map (db m67691) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-897 — Titusville Veteran's Memorial Fishing Pier
This pier was the western end of Walker Bridge, the first bridge linking Titusville to Merritt Island. Built in 1922, the hand-cranked, wooden drawbridge served the area until preparations for a modern causeway began in the late 1930s. Causeway . . . — Map (db m100950) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — F-486 — Windover Archaeological Site
Discovered by accident in 1982, the Windover site is a burial place of Early Native Americans who inhabited this region 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. The burials were placed underwater in the peat of the shallow pond. This peat helped to preserve . . . — Map (db m60342) HM

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