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Finding the fountain of youth : Ponce de León and Florida's magical waters

Author: Rick Kilby
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of images demonstrating how the myth of the fountain of youth and its magical, restorative waters have been used to promote the state of Florida to tourists and new residents alike.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Juan Ponce de León; Juan Ponce de León
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Kilby
ISBN: 9780813044873 0813044871
OCLC Number: 813540843
Awards: Commended for Florida Book Award (Visual Arts) 2014
Description: 131 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction: How I found the fountain of youth --
Ponce de León and the myth of the Fountain of Youth --
Magic in the waters : the fantasy of Florida beckons newcomers --
Marketing the myth : inventing an American Eden --
Swimming holes to sinkholes : turning crystal waters into liquid gold.
Responsibility: Rick Kilby.

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