See Silver Springs: Nature's Underwater Fairyland Brochure, ca. 1950

See Silver Springs: Nature's Underwater Fairyland Brochure, ca. 1950

Source

State Library Of Florida: Ephemera Collection, Springs

Description

Brochure encouraging Florida tourists to visit Silver Springs before leaving the state. Maps of portions of the United States and Florida are included so tourists could visit the attraction by car.

Date

ca. 1950

Format

Brochures

Coverage

Modern Florida (1950-1990)

General Note

Silver Springs is the oldest tourist attraction in Florida. Following the American Civil War, tourists began arriving to the area by boat. Eventually the spring became a popular location for filming movies, including Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). The Ross Allen Reptile Institute and the Seminole Indian Village were popular attractions at the spring.