History

The Celebrations of 1924 and 1974

The St. Petersburg Independent newspaper called Tallahassee’s 1924 centennial commemoration “the finest celebration ever held in Florida.” That was the type of praise lauded upon Tallahassee’s centennial efforts of November 9-15, 1924.

Tallahassee’s Founding

Many people who have heard the story of Tallahassee’s founding think of it as a simple affair. In order to create a central location for Florida’s capital and territorial legislature, merging the Spanish-created West Florida and East Florida.