Tarpon Springs became the first incorporated city on the Pinellas peninsula on February 12, 1887.
Professional sponge divers still search the waters off the coast of Tarpon Springs, as deep as 150 feet, for sponges. Most of the sponge boats are owned and operated by people of Greek descent. Sponges from Tarpon Springs are sold all over the world.
Maryland's capital since 1694, Annapolis has changed little over the centuries, its charmingly narrow, time-worn streets making it among the more engaging small US cities. Walk along the City Dock and enjoy the scenery. Stop in one of the numerous restaurants or pubs and enjoy the neighborhood atmosphere.
Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College, a liberal arts college with a history going back to 1696. Annapolis is well known as a center of sailing and boating in the Mid-Atlantic.