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Fresh Slices of Old Florida

OLD FLORIDA IS tan bare feet. Turquoise waters. Pink motels. On cool evenings, it’s sweet tea on the porch of a rusty-roofed cabin. The smell of citrus blossoms. Banjos, harmonicas and fiddles. On a lazy Sunday, it’s quiet country roads with tunnel-like canopies of centuries-old live oaks. Mom and Pop gift shops. Roadside produce stands with sweet corn and watermelon. Old Florida is manatees. Crystal clear springs. Rope swings. An aluminum boat. Night crawlers. Mostly, Old Florida is home.

Read the Printed Word!

Heating up the Bookshelf

Read about Gram Parsons and how the I-4 corridor contributed to the rise of Southern rock n’ roll.

Bakers Haulover take you through little know Miami maritime history.

The Age of Barbarity: The Forgotten Fight for the Soul of Florida if you are into Civil War history and the impacts in had on the parts of the state.

Rick Kilby of Visual Ephemera and Old Florida on Facebook (no relation to this blog) also has a book coming out next year about the Fountain of Youth and hopefully I can interview him before the holidays. 

If you want stock up on Florida books visit the University Press of Florida.

11.26.2012 |