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Fresh Slices of Old Florida

Many people don't know what old Florida was like so I want to show you all that's historic, beautiful, retro, kitschy and untamed. Much of it has changed now, but you can still be a part of the adventure if you look in the right places. I love writing about Florida and submissions are always welcomed.

Enjoy your stay in the F.L.A.






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Easter in Old Florida

4.20.2014 |
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FUN IN THE SUNSHINE CITY
2014 Conference for the Society for Commercial Archeology
St. Petersburg, Florida

Bus Tour 2
April 12, 2014

Windows to the Past: Sponges, Mermaids & Cigars Bus Tour

This tour heads north for a big day of touring and exploring, including
our closing dinner. (Note that the tour bus will not be returning to the
hotel before dinner.) We will start by viewing vintage motels on 4th
Street and make a quick stop at vintage attraction Sunken Gardens.
After exploring one of the area’s many trailer parks full of vintage travel
trailers, we will travel to the legendary Kapok Tree Restaurant site in
Clearwater. Lunch will be on your own at the Sponge Docks at Tarpon
Springs, where authentic Greek cuisine is readily available. From there
we stop at a former Sinclair gas station shaped like a dinosaur and
head to Weeki Wachee Springs, home of legendary mermaids. Finally
traveling to Tampa, we will point out roadside resources including
a former tin can tourist camp on our way to famed Ybor City, site of
Tampa’s famed cigar industry.

4.19.2014 |
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Flamingo Friday

4.18.2014 |
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Classic.

Classic.


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4.18.2014 |
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Vintage Florida owl souvenir

Vintage Florida owl souvenir


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4.18.2014 |
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eatsflorida:


Florida Food History (1945-2000): Citrus Silliness 
TV host Mike Douglas rolls up in a orange draped vehicle to Cypress Gardens in 1968.

eatsflorida:

Florida Food History (1945-2000): Citrus Silliness 

TV host Mike Douglas rolls up in a orange draped vehicle to Cypress Gardens in 1968.


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4.18.2014 |
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Papers Session at the SCA Conference
Fun in the Sunshine City
St. Petersburg City Hall
April 10, 2014

Read more here: http://vanishingroadside.com/2014/04/18/society-for-commercial-archeology-papers-symposium/

4.18.2014 |
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supraspectra:

Pad 39 launch complex warning lights during the Apollo era, including signage for the un-built Pad C.

supraspectra:

Pad 39 launch complex warning lights during the Apollo era, including signage for the un-built Pad C.

(via jump-suit)


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4.17.2014 |
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Don’t forget Hurricane Season….

Don’t forget Hurricane Season….

(Source: youknowyoureafloridianwhen)


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4.17.2014 |
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