appetite. No need to bring your ammunition with you. Ammunition, as well as cigars, cigarettes and tobacco, furnished at Hotel at lowest market prices. Telegraph office in the Hotel. Rates of board in reach of all.
The scenery around the Lakes is beautiful and romantic. Last winter several hundred gentlemen, ladies and children visited these Lakes and went away delighted to repeat their visit.
Coming from the snow-clad yellow oranges hanging side by side with green ones, and the rich creamy orange buds emitting a delicious fragrance at the same time. There is but one Florida in the world, and the remembrance of a few weeks spent in this heavenly clime will linger around like the memory of a dream. There is no finer place in the world to spend a few weeks than at the
Lake View Hotel.
Your ticket includes a trip to Apalachicola, Fla., overlooking the beautiful bay, where you can have the pleasure of seeing ships from all parts of the world. Here are the large oyster and fish packing houses, immense lumber mills, shingle mills, etc.; millions of feet of lumber are shipped annually. The sponge interest is of considerable importance here. Apalachicola has a history. At one time it was the third largest cotton market in the world. It has now about four thousand population.
The points of interest in coming and returning from Columbus to Apalachicola,
with a week at Lake View Hotel, is well worth the money.
Read what some of the leading physicians, health-seekers and sporting men say about the Lakes.
Dr. E.D. Pitman, ex-Mayor of LaGrange, Ga., a celebrated physician of forty-five years' active practice in chronic diseases, writes as follows:
LAGRANGE, GA., Dec. 7 1891.
J.T. Gilbert, Manager Lake View Hotel, Iola, Fla.:
DEAR SIR -In reply to your inquiry as to the Chipola Lake, I will say that I have spent twenty consecutive winters at the Lake and its immediate vicinity, and expect to spend the remaining winters of my life there. I believe it the best sanitary resort in winter that exists on the American continent. For those who suffer from indigestion, nervous weakness, weak lungs, or any kind of broken down constitution and general debility, this is certainly the place to renovate and recuperate. I have never known an invalid to visit the Chipola Lakes (and I have known many), who was not materially benefited. The Lake is in Calhoun county, two miles from the Iola Landing, on the Apalachicola River, and fifteen miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The bromine Gulf breeze comes to the Lakes daily, loaded with the balsamic influence of the intervening belt of pine forest, and gives new vital powers at each inspiration.
The Lake abounds with the finest of fresh water fish, such as trout, pickerel, bream, and other scale fish, that can be taken in abundance during all the winter months by angling only, as it is impossible to use nets of any kind. Game is abundant, such as deer, ducks, turkeys, wild geese and other game of smaller size.
State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, 917.59947-G465
Pamphlet promoting Dead Lakes as a tourist attraction. Tourists could ride a steamer along the Chattahoochee River and stop at various towns along the way. The final destination was a two-week stay at the Lake View Hotel in Iola, Florida.