Florida Turnpike and Interstate System Brochure, 1966

339690
Date
1966
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure with detailed map of the Florida Turnpike system, along with other major state and federal highways. Mileage charts and useful information about the Florida Turnpike's facilities are included.
Type
text

Lawton Chiles U.S. Senate Campaign Progress Reports from Walking Tour of Florida, 1970

332911
Date
1970
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Series of newsletters published by Lawton Chiles' 1970 campaign for U.S. Senate during Chiles' walk across Florida. The reports describe the route Chiles took, as well as the people he met and the topics they discussed. Other politicians, representing local and state governments, joined Chiles at va...
Type
text

Florida State Agricultural College Closing Exercises and Commencement Program, 1892

333840
Date
1892
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A program announcing the closing exercises and commencement at Florida State Agricultural College. The program lists the events happening each day from June 12-15, 1892.
Type
text

Pensacola and Georgia Railroad Company $500 Bond Certificate, 1860

331469
Date
1860-04-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Bond certificate for $500 from the Pensacola and Georgia Railroad Company, dated April 1, 1860. Signatures are crossed out.
Type
text

Flier for a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, 1978

297344
Date
1978
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier advertising the second annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee at the Olustee Battlefield in Baker County, Florida. The event was set for February 18-19, 1978. The First Regiment of Florida Volunteers (reenactors) put on the event.
Type
text

License plate contest entry with slogan "U-MEET SOME ONE FROM SOME WHERE"

327588
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License plate contest entry submitted by Harry Gates of Lake City,Fl, featuring the slogan "U-MEET SOME ONE FROM SOME WHERE."
Type
image

Map of the Dixie Highway System, 1919

318848
Date
1919
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Map of the Dixie Highway system, drawn by Rudolph J. Shutting of Chattanooga. The map shows the route traversing the U.S. from Michigan and Chicago south to Miami, including alternate or auxiliary routes along the way. The Dixie Highway was first proposed in 1915 by Carl Graham Fisher.
Type
text

Letter from A. P. Postell Regarding United Band of America, 1924

336104
Date
1924-09-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
An update from A. P. Postell, general superintendent of the United Band of America, regarding band conventions and other society information.
Type
text

Advertisement for the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, 1895

298125
Date
1895
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad, including a map of the railroad and its connections in Florida and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States as far as New York City. The ad describes the services provided by the railroad company, and lists many of its agents in vario...
Type
text

United Band of America $2,000 Educational Rally Notice, 1918

336109
Date
1918-07-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Notice of a United Band of America (UBA) educational rally held on August 7 and 14, 1918, to benefit the new boys school in Pinetta, Georgia. The money is meant to puchase a place for students to board, an organ and five acres of land. Members of the UBA were required to contribute the specific amou...
Type
text

Notice of Meeting with United Band of America General Superintendent, 1925

336108
Date
1925
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Circular letter with meeting time for United Band of America band number 30 of Tallahassee. The meeting was held with General Superintendent A. P. Postell and others, and participants discussed members, policies, finances and related information.
Type
text

Florida Press Association Thirty-First Annual Session Programme

297355
Date
1910-04-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program outlining the Thirty-First Annual Session of the Florida Press Association.
Type
text

McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933

331447
Date
1933-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This guide lists approved tourist homes from Florida to Maine.
Type
text

Leaflet advertising the Plant System's Overland and Short Sea Route, ca. 1892

326740
Date
1892
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan, 1964

333811
Date
1964-07-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Reports of a Johns Committee investigator who attended a Ku Klux Klan rally and Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting in 1964.
Type
text

"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1865

339293
Date
1865
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Sylvanus M. Hankins' recollections of his experiences as an enlisted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War in Florida. Hankins was a private in Company D of the 1st Florida Reserve Regiment for the Confederacy which was one of the units that fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge in Marc...
Type
text

Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America, 1865

339323
Date
1865
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Oaths of allegiance entered in Leon County between May 31 and June 17, 1865. The signees, although primarily from Northern Florida, represented several Florida counties and a few different states. These rosters include information otherwise available in census or service records, such as date, name,...
Type
text

Historic Architectural Tour Along CSX Historic Corridor - Lake Wales, Polk County, ca. 1995

336138
Date
1995
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure for a walking tour of downtown Lake Wales, focusing on examples of historic architecture. Most of the sites included on the tour are shown along the route of a former railroad through the city. The brochure was sponsored by the Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, also known as the Depot Mu...
Type
text

Lake Wales Florida: The City of the Carillon, ca. 1940

336140
Date
1940
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Lake Wales and Polk County to potential visitors. The publication includes images of Cypress Gardens, the Bok Singing Tower and other local attractions.
Type
text

Lake Wales in Florida's Scenic Highlands Invites You, ca. 1950

336137
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Lake Wales and Polk County to potential visitors. Featured photographs include tourist attractions such as the Black Hills Passion Play, Spook Hill, Cypress Gardens and the Bok Singing Tower. The brochure includes a chart showing the distance between Lake Wales and major cities ...
Type
text

Okeechobee County, Florida: On Famous Lake Okeechobee, Brochure, ca. 1949

333882
Date
1949
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Okeechobee County, Florida, as a place with opportunities and excellent transportation.
Type
text

Re-Creating in Lakeland and Polk County, Florida, 1925

336128
Date
1925
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet advertising Lakeland and Polk County more broadly as a prime destination for tourism and recreation. Includes information about fishing, potential automobile excursions, sports and other activities.
Type
text

Turn-by-turn Directions from Bartow to Haines City, 1924

318841
Date
1924
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Turn by turn directions for driving from Bartow to Haines City in Polk County, Florida. State and U.S. highways were not yet marked at this time, hence the need for detailed instructions to motorists traveling along public roadways. Published on page 54 of The Florida Times-Union's "Florida Roads an...
Type
text

Map of the W.J. Conners Highway and connecting roads, ca. 1924

299285
Date
1924
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Color map showing the route of the Conners Highway and its connections, making a complete east-west route between Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts. The map was included in a pamphlet promoting the area around Okeechobee City as prime agricultural real estate. In addition to the highway, the map al...
Type
text

Itinerary for Visit of Chinese Delegation to Florida, May-June 1979

340071
Date
1979
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Itinerary for a delegation of Chinese officials who toured Florida at the invitation of Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner from May 31 to June 5, 1979. This was almost immediately relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China were normalized following decades of non-re...
Type
text

Winter Haven Florida, ca. 1945

336141
Date
1945
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Winter Haven and Polk County to potential visitors. The brochure includes photographs of the local airport, recreational facilities, waterways, and the local high school.
Type
text

Facts About the Singing Tower and Sanctuary, Lake Wales, 1936

299288
Date
1936
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet describing the Bok Singing Tower in Lake Wales, Florida, as well as the town of Lake Wales and its environs in Polk County. A population table is included.
Type
text

Crescent City, Florida, promotional booklet, 1926

324364
Date
1926
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional booklet about the climate, culture, outdoors, and investments available in Crescent City.
Type
text

Pamphlet by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce promoting Lake County

297290
Date
1932
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

Florida Highway Map, 1921

299283
Date
1921
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Black and white map of Florida's highways as of 1921. The map differentiates between improved roads and roads of poor, fair, or good quality. The Panhandle region was either not included in this map or is missing. The map was included as an inset in Homer D. Grant, "The Traveler's Guide of Florida w...
Type
text

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