Trilby tries to explain how books mysteriously disappeared from Swampy’s library yesterday. During his story a potato plant turns into a dragon and a snack-munching baby alligator becomes a fearless defender of bookshelves. #TellAFairyTaleDay Save
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Trilby first thinks the horseradish ice cream has made his head explode. But it’s actually Pasco Pete roaring a hearty tune with his bagpipes recognizing Bagpipe Appreciation Day. #BagpipeAppreciationDay
Trilby and Estero’s canoe trip comes to an abrupt end as they strike mud! #InternationalMudDay #MudDay Save
Sierra Clubbegan today in 1892 by one of Florida’s great chroniclers, John Muir. Today folks celebrate this organization that looks after natural areas. One of the Sierra Club Florida leaders is a great friend of Swampy, Whitey Markle. Here Whitey[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Swampy’s #Florida Saturday Matinee: Man in the Swamp Report! – Jerry King, Retired Orange County Fire Fighter
A visit with Jerry King, retired Orange County fire fighter, at the Pine Castle Women’s Club in south Orange County. He speaks of memories of a railroad wreck, alligators on a runway and why he was paddled as a young’un.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry…
This postcard wasn’t mailed but has a 1904 copyright. Would guess this is a reprint from the 1940s or 50s.
The photograph was taken by Gleason Waite Romer who took photos from 1925 until the early 1950’s all over Dade County. This is from the photography collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Here’s the 1909 line up of football players for the University of Florida Gator team.
A young lady and a baby gator! this 1896 is not an unusual site as tourists visiting Florida saw these little fellows as not much different than a lizard. They would buy them and carry them around in a cigar[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Peter Updike sent along this photo to share of someone crossing the road to get to the other side. Peter took this shot “while bike riding in the Half Moon WMA, what a thrill. Gator Country!”