A paddlewheel steamer drift into St. Lucie on the Indian River. (From ‘A History of Martin County’)
Archive for Swampy’s Florida History
So begins the first streetcar in Coral Gables in 1925 from ‘Pictorial History of Florida’.
Here’s an 1875 photo of Gainesville’s Downtown Courthouse Square from Pictorial History of Florida. My, how things can change in 137 years. 🙂
This undated postcard is of a turpentine operation somewhere along the St. Johns River.
Was speaking to my friend Rafael Diaz about the Orlando Public Library and what this grand version looked like a few decades ago. I was going to send this postcard image to him, but thought I’d share it with you[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Since kicking off the Swampy’s Florida website/comic strip/etc started last July, the hope was to introduce a coloring book. It all came together Friday evening at The General Store in Downtown Lakeland. Co-owner of The General Store, Teresa Glover, put[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry…
This Friday, April, 1st, is the debut of the new Swampy’s Florida: Lakeland coloring book at The General Store as part of Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday event. The coloring book has lots to color and learn about Lakeland’s history and[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Thanks to the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry. Here’s there original post.
The earliest section constructed of what would become ‘The Florida East Coast Railway’ was the St. Johns Railway in St. Johns County in 1858. The section ran from the now forgotten community of Tocoi to St. Augustine.