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Florida history from the highways

Author: Douglas Waitley
Publisher: Sarasota, Fla. : Pineapple Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st ed
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Discover Florida, with its unique geography and exciting history--from ancient gold to modern real estate speculation --by journeying along its highways. Beginning with a chronology and succinct account of Florida's spectacular development, then an account of the rise of the major cities, Florida History from the Highways takes you throughout the state, pointing out the fascinating events that occurred at locations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Waitley
ISBN: 1561643157 9781561643158
OCLC Number: 57311889
Description: xiii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A word about the organization of this book --
Acknowledgments --
Chronology of Florida history --
The Cities --
1. Orlando and the theme parks: Fun and Fantasy --
2. Miami and vicinity: Where the Fantasy Began --
3. Tampa and St. Petersburg: Baghdads on the Bay --
4. Jacksonville: City on the River --
5. Tallahassee: The Old South --
The Highways --
6. Florida's turnpike: Across Hills and Swamps --
Wildwood-I-4 --
I-4-Fort Pierce --
Fort Pierce-Miami --
7. I-75, northern portion: Through the Heartland --
Georgia Line-Florida's Turnpike --
Florida's Turnpike-I-4 (Tampa Turnoff) --
8. I-75, southern portion: To Paradise Beaches --
Tampa-Naples --
9. I-75, alligator ally portion: Through Cypress and Saw Grass --
Naples-Miami --
10. US 41 (the tamiami trail): Everglades Adventure --
Naples-Miami --
11. I-95, northern portion: From Spanish Conquerors to Speed Conquorers --
Georgia Line-St. Augustine --
St. Augustine-Daytona Beach --
12. I-95, central portion: Striving for the Stars --
Daytona-Kennedy Space Center --
Kennedy Space Center-Fort Pierce --
13. I-95, southern portion: Land of a Thousand Tales --
Fort Pierce-Palm Beach --
Palm Beach-Miami 14. US 1: Along the Turquoise Road --
Miami-Marathon --
Marathon-Key West --
15. I-4: Main Street, Florida Style --
Daytona Beach-Orlando --
Orlando-Tampa --
16. US 27: The Orange Blossom Special --
Clermont-Haines City --
Haines City-Lake Placid via US 27 --
Haines City to Lake Placid via The Scenic Highway --
Lake Placid-Miami --
17. I-10: The Old Spanish Trail --
Jacksonville-Tallahassee --
Tallahassee-Pensacola --
18. US 98: Sand, Sea, and Pines --
Tallahassee-St. Marks --
St. Marks-Panama City --
Panama City-Pensacola --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Doug Waitley.
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Discover Florida, with its unique geography and exciting history--from ancient gold to modern real estate speculation --by journeying along its highways. Beginning with a chronology and succinct account of Florida's spectacular development, then an account of the rise of the major cities, Florida History from the Highways takes you throughout the state, pointing out the fascinating events that occurred at locations along the way. You'll travel through changing times and landscapes and emerge filled with new appreciation for what has made Florida the colorful place it is today. With an engaging style and a wealth of historical photographs, author Douglas Waitley invites you to explore this extraordinary state's rich past while enjoying its natural beauty. ... Publisher description.

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