Royal Palm State Park lodge in Homestead.

Royal Palm State Park lodge in Homestead.


Image Number

  • PHF703

Year

  • 1922

Series Title

General Note

  • The state declared 960 acres for Royal Palm State Park in 1916 to the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs. This acreage was also matched by Mrs. Flagler. Ingraham highway, a road from Florida City to Paradise Key, had also been recently completed and was dedicated along with Royal Palm State Park, on November 23, 1916. Royal Palm Lodge was built in 1919 by John F. Umphrey to accommodate the caretaker, Charles A. Mosier. By 1921, 2,080 more acres had been donated by the state, making Royal Palm a 4,000 acre state park. Royal Palm State Park later became the nucleus for Everglades National Park in 1947.

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    Biography Note

  • William A. Fishbaugh sold his first photographs while serving in the mounted police during the Boer War and later in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Upon leaving the service in 1910, he opened a photographic studio in Tampa. In 1920 he moved the studio to Miami, where he did commercial photography for Miami Beach developer Carl Fisher and later for Coral Gables developer George Merrick. Fishbaugh continued photographing the Miami area until shortly before his death in 1950.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 7 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Fishbaugh, W. A.(William Arthur), 1873-1950. Royal Palm State Park lodge in Homestead. 1922. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 7 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/318771>, accessed 20 July 2019.

MLA

Fishbaugh, W. A.(William Arthur), 1873-1950. Royal Palm State Park lodge in Homestead. 1922. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/318771>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Fishbaugh)