Front cover image for Glass bottom boats & mermaid tails : Florida's tourist springs

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

Tim Hollis
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
Print Book, English, ©2006
1st ed
Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, ©2006
v, 154 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
9780811732666, 0811732665
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