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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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Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora

Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora


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Diving Deep with Real-Life Mermaid @hannahmermaid

To keep up with Hannah’s underwater adventures, follow @hannahmermaid on Instagram.

Mermaid model Hannah Fraser (@hannahmermaid) doesn’t just have a passion for deep water, she considers the ocean to be her workspace. Outside coming face-to-face with whales, manta rays or even sharks, the most challenging part of her job is staying calm and maintaining a natural appearance while underwater. “I need to slow my heartbeat down by mentally relaxing, going into a meditative state where I am not thinking about anything other than where I am and the feeling of being comfortable and at one with the underwater world. This is especially important if I am swimming with wild animals.”

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Hillbilly Jamboree at WCTV for Ford Tractors - Tallahassee, Florida
1956
  • Hillbilly Jamboree at WCTV for Ford Tractors - Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1956


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9.13.2014 |
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lumin0l:

1950 by Jodie Dobson on Flickr.

lumin0l:

1950 by Jodie Dobson on Flickr.

(via lumin0l-deactivated20140912)


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9.12.2014 |
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billyboardwalk:

Sea oats and sky
Fort De Soto

billyboardwalk:

Sea oats and sky

Fort De Soto


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9.12.2014 |
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Standard Guide to Florida’s East Coast and Nassau, 1908

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"Magnolia Springs takes its name from a magnificent spring, whose waters, besides being remarkable for their purity and excellence as table waters, have well-attested therapeutic qualities, especially in rheumatic affections." -Standard Guide to Florida, 1908

"Magnolia Springs takes its name from a magnificent spring, whose waters, besides being remarkable for their purity and excellence as table waters, have well-attested therapeutic qualities, especially in rheumatic affections." -Standard Guide to Florida, 1908


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9.11.2014 |
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cardboardamerica:

Les Chateaux Motel - Miami Beach, Florida
6444 Indian Creek Drive Miami Beach, Florida Completely Air Conditioned - Heated - Luxury Apartments and Hotel Rooms. Private Dock - Fishing - Free Parking. Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mrs. Lillian M. Waters of Southampton, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1963: Dear Lillian - Am leaving on an extended motor trip of 2 or 3 months. I will write you when I return and explain everything - as well as advise you of my new address. My apologies for everything. Sincerely, Eve Landry

cardboardamerica:

Les Chateaux Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

6444 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
Completely Air Conditioned - Heated - Luxury Apartments and Hotel Rooms. Private Dock - Fishing - Free Parking.

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mrs. Lillian M. Waters of Southampton, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1963:

Dear Lillian - Am leaving on an extended motor trip of 2 or 3 months. I will write you when I return and explain everything - as well as advise you of my new address.
My apologies for everything.
Sincerely,
Eve Landry


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9.10.2014 |
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Snider’s Brass Band - Mount Pleasant, Florida, 1880s
Back row, left to right: Mr. Shepard, Mr. Shepard, Mr. Shepard, Willie Snider, Lucy Snider. Front row: George Snider, Frank Snider, John S. Snider, Asbury W. Snider.
State Archives of Florida

Snider’s Brass Band - Mount Pleasant, Florida, 1880s

Back row, left to right: Mr. Shepard, Mr. Shepard, Mr. Shepard, Willie Snider, Lucy Snider. Front row: George Snider, Frank Snider, John S. Snider, Asbury W. Snider.

State Archives of Florida


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9.10.2014 |
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US 41, Lake City
Postcard on Bidstart.com

US 41, Lake City

Postcard on Bidstart.com


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