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

332911
Date
1970
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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...
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Pamphlet by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce promoting Lake County

297290
Date
1932
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Letter of Resignation from Alden N. Sibley to Governor Edward A. Perry, 1887

332708
Date
1887-06-10
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Letter written by Alden N. Sibley of Astatula, Florida, to Governor Edward A. Perry, resigning his position as a notary public in Sumter County. The portion of Sumter County where Sibley lived had recently become Lake County. Sibley requests to be appointed as a notary at large. Governor Perry indic...
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Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

333792
Date
1845
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This document includes the territorial census for 1838 and 1840. There are also election returns for the election of members of the convention and council, October 1838; elections for delegates in 1839, 1841 and 1843; elections for members of council, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844; and numbe...
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Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the Orange Belt Route, 1883

298143
Date
1883
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Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the "Orange Belt Route of Florida," as well as its large land grant. The company was offering both transportation options and land for sale. Printed on page 112 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetabl...
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Advertisement for the Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad, 1887

298147
Date
1887
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Print advertisement for the Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad. The ad notes that the line had been laid with 60-pound steel rail. Contains information about the routes for the trains using this railroad and various connections. The railroad superintendent was based in Orlando. Printed on page 3...
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Note from Leesburg Teacher Kay McCool to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Concerning the Teacher's Strike, 1968

329119
Date
1968-02-25
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"I am a teacher in Lake County and the FEA certainly does represent me."
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Circular letter to the citizens on Conant, Florida, 1887

212289
Date
1887
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Circular letter addressed to the Citizens of Conant, Florida appealing to property owners for a subscription in proportion to the amount of land held by them to improve the leading thoroughfares of the town.
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Advertisement for the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, 1895

298125
Date
1895
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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...
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Advertisement for the Steamer Tuskawilla, 1878

297551
Date
1878
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Advertisement for passage aboard the Steamer Tuskawilla on the Oklawaha and St. Johns rivers from Jacksonville to Palatka, Silver Springs, Leesburg, and Okeehumkee. Printed on page 79 of H.D. Bicaise, A Guide to the Land of Flowers (Charleston: Parry, Cook & Co., 1878).
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Advertisement for Clermont, Florida businesses, 1924

318844
Date
1924
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Advertisement for several businesses in Clermont in Lake County, Florida, including the First National Bank of Clermont, the local Rexall Drug Store, the Clermont Hotel, the Clermont Motor Company, the O.K. Ice Company, realtor W.N. McKinney, and general merchandiser J.U. Johnson. Published on page ...
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Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

298148
Date
1887
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Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, a large network of rail lines operating in Florida in the late 19th century. The ad lists the various destinations a passenger could reach on this line, and describes some of the amenities available on the trains. The ad also lists some o...
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McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933

331447
Date
1933-01
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This guide lists approved tourist homes from Florida to Maine.
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Florida Supreme Court Case File: Irvin v. Chapman, 1954

340073
Date
1954
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Case file for Groveland victim Walter Lee Irvin's lawsuit against L.F. Chapman, superintendent of Florida State Prison.
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Letters from Striking Teachers John B. Herndon and Betty L. Herndon to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christians about the School Crisis, 1968

329113
Date
1968-02-27
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Veteran teachers explain their reasons for resigning, express support for FEA.
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Mount Plymouth: Florida's Playground City

324358
Date
1920
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Brochure highlighting the amenities at Mount Plymouth such as golf courses and tournaments, a country club, and fishing.
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Tin Can Tourists of the World's 51st annual convention, 1974- program

324374
Date
1974-03-25
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Program of the 51st annual convention by the Tin Can Tourist of the World
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Historic Architectural Tour Along CSX Historic Corridor - Lake Wales, Polk County, ca. 1995

336138
Date
1995
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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...
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The Mystery of Spook Hill - Lake Wales, Florida, 1954

335510
Date
1954
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Leaflet describing Spook Hill, a tourist attraction in Lake Wales in Polk County, Florida, including legendary origins of the phenomenon and comments from previous visitors. The leaflet was sponsored by Barney's, a Lake Wales restaurant.
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Lake Wales Florida: The City of the Carillon, ca. 1940

336140
Date
1940
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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.
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Lake Wales in Florida's Scenic Highlands Invites You, ca. 1950

336137
Date
1950
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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 ...
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Ocklawaha River Basin Restoration Project - booklet

297486
Date
1969-12-01
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Pamphlet describing the history of Lake Apopka and the causes of its polluted state as of the end of the 1960s. A consortium of state agencies was preparing a plan to reverse some of the adverse effects on Lake Apopka by drawing down the water level and consolidating the bottom sediments. The Florid...
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Okeechobee County, Florida: On Famous Lake Okeechobee, Brochure, ca. 1949

333882
Date
1949
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Brochure advertising Okeechobee County, Florida, as a place with opportunities and excellent transportation.
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Re-Creating in Lakeland and Polk County, Florida, 1925

336128
Date
1925
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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.
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Black Hills Passion Play - Florida Season, 1962

336139
Date
1962
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Brochure advertising the Black Hills Passion Play, a live performance depicting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The brochure describes the play and explains the procedures for ordering tickets to the show. The publication also includes information about Josef Meier, the lead actor ...
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In Paradise: A Trip to Chipola (Dead) Lakes, Florida, 1892

329321
Date
1892
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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.
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The Mystery of Spook Hill, 1956

335511
Date
1956
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Leaflet describing Spook Hill, a tourist attraction in Lake Wales in Polk County, Florida, including legendary origins of the phenomenon and comments from previous visitors. The leaflet was sponsored by Barney's, a Lake Wales restaurant.
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Map of Florida showing New Town of Belleview, 1884

299287
Date
1884
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Map of the Florida peninsula accompanying a promotional booklet for Belleview in Marion County. The map shows railroads, bodies of water, settlements, and county boundaries. Included as a fold-out map in the back of the Marion Land and Improvement Company's Belleview: A New England Colony and Winter...
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Turn-by-turn Directions from Bartow to Haines City, 1924

318841
Date
1924
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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...
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Itinerary for Visit of Chinese Delegation to Florida, May-June 1979

340071
Date
1979
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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...
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