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This week in history: Florida admitted to the Union as 27th state

By Michelle Quigley

On March 3, 1845, Florida became a state. William D. Moseley was the first governor, and the population was about 66,000, almost half of whom were African-American slaves on cotton and sugar plantations.

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Map of Florida in 1845, showing the state’s geographical boundary lines and internal divisions that had been established at that time. (United States Geological Survey map)

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Posted in Flashback blog March 1, 2010 at 9:48 am.

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  1. Steve Little Mar 4th 2010

    Go Florida! A great place to call home. 3rd. Gen.


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