Florida’s past is filled with stories, tales, trials and triumphs that shaped our state and defined our destiny. As the state prepares to celebrate its 500th birthday in 2013, Florida Crossroads begins a special series called Florida Remembers that focuses on Florida’s history… region by region. In this edition of Florida Remembers, we travel to Tampa and St. Petersburg to discover how a railroad, a war and a famous flight helped put the area on the map.