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Sanlando Springs was a very popular swimming spot near Longwood in Seminole County. The park began during the Florida boom in 1926 and included a hotel. The park changed hands a few times over the years. For much of the time the park was also known as a botanical and swimming park. Along the way an enormous slide was a favorite feature.

The park changed hands in 1970 to developers that built a residential community and enclosed the spring into the gated development. The slide, hotel and botanical features were wiped away. Today it is a private swimming area for residents.

This postcard wasn’t mailed and there is no other date on it. Have to speculate it is from the 1950s.

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