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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.






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Making a mermaid: makeup fitting actress Ann Blyth’s tail during filming of movie, Mr Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) was directed by Irving Pichel and starred William Powell as Mr. Peabody and Ann Blyth as the Mermaid. It was filmed at Weeki Wachee. State Archives of Florida

Making a mermaid: makeup fitting actress Ann Blyth’s tail during filming of movie, Mr Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) was directed by Irving Pichel and starred William Powell as Mr. Peabody and Ann Blyth as the Mermaid. It was filmed at Weeki Wachee. State Archives of Florida


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