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Glass bottom boats & mermaid tails : Florida's tourist springs

Author: Tim Hollis
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Glass bottom boats, mermaids, underwater performances, petting zoos - Florida's tourist industry began with thee attractions that developed around the state's natural springs. Packed with vintage images and vacation nostalgia, this quintessential roadside book tells the story of how Florida's natural wonders were first developed as tourist attractions, leading to the booming theme-park era of today. ... Cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Hollis
ISBN: 0811732665 9780811732666
OCLC Number: 61130658
Description: v, 154 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Silver Springs : fairest one of all --
Silver Springs's neighbors : classic cars and cowboys --
Wakulla Springs : Tarzan meets The Creature --
Rainbow Springs : somewhere over the highway --
Weeki Wachee Spring : the tail of the mermaids --
Homosassa Springs : Indian princesses and Ivan Tors --
And a host of others : the popular and unpopular.
Other Titles: Glass bottom boats and mermaid tails
Responsibility: Tim Hollis.
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Glass bottom boats, mermaids, underwater performances, petting zoos - Florida's tourist industry began with thee attractions that developed around the state's natural springs. Packed with vintage images and vacation nostalgia, this quintessential roadside book tells the story of how Florida's natural wonders were first developed as tourist attractions, leading to the booming theme-park era of today. ... Cover.

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