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State Archives of Florida
Baptism in the spring at Paradise Park.
Bruce Mozert collection N2018-20, Box 1
Rites of passage
Belief and custom
Discrimination in public accommodations
Service industries--Florida--Marion County--Silver Springs
Tourism--Florida--Marion County--Silver Springs
Amusement parks--Florida--Marion County--Silver Springs
Springs--Florida--Marion County--Silver Springs
Rites and ceremonies
Initiation rites--Religious aspects
Attractions--Florida--Marion County--Silver Springs
Owners of the Silver Springs attraction Carl Ray and W.M. "Shorty" Davidson opened Paradise Park in 1949 as a tourist attraction for African Americans only. The park was located just south of Silver Springs and stayed in operation until the late 1960s.
Baptisms at Paradise Park were held at sunrise services on Sunday morning before the park opened.
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Mozert, Bruce, 1916-2015. Baptism in the spring at Paradise Park. 1950 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/340989>, accessed 3 October 2023.
Mozert, Bruce, 1916-2015. Baptism in the spring at Paradise Park. 1950 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/340989>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Mozert)