Here’s a photo from a 1957 Florida Vacation Guide that shows shoppers in a “smart shop”. The location isn’t mentioned. If you recognize where this is, or was, in our state please leave a comment below.
Besides the opportunity to learn all about Stephen Foster and the tunes he tuned, there are all the opportunities to enjoy Florida outdoors. Above is a shot along the Suwannee River which goes along with you as you take the foot path. Click here to plan a visit to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
Here’s the ferry, ‘The Manatee’ sailing off from Pinellas Point. This postcard is postmarked 1953 and mailed to Harry Scott in Roscoe, Illinois. There’s a rather long note jot down in pencil and small script. Very tough to make out what the message is and figure Harry had the same trouble. The note is signed ‘Edith Jerry & Ethel’.
Florida historian, Hampton Dunn, tags a series of Florida historic locations with one page reviews and history. The state is well covered by being broken up in three parts, Central, East and West Coasts. The volume is dated and a number of the locations are either gone or inaccessible at this time. Still, all are well written by such a great authority of Florida as Hampton Dunn, known for this longtime involvement with newspapers in the Tampa Bay area. This short book is well worth the view of Florida in 1969 and, hopefully, will give you ideas of places to visit across the state.
This book is long out of print. Your best source is a library or antiquarian bookstore. See the comment left below by Susan Braxton to find a library with the book. Did find one here on the Amazon site or click below.
Here’s a photo of the oldest church in St. Petersburg, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. It opened in 1887 and still thrives today. Click here to learn more and plan a visit.