Map of Florida showing New Town of Belleview, 1884

299287
Date
1884
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844

338341
Date
1844-03-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Legislative act establishing Marion County, signed by Governor Richard Keith Call on March 15, 1844. The act describes the boundaries of the new county and provides procedures for electing county officers and transferring active court cases.
Type
text

Rainbow Springs, "Amazing Underwater Wonderland" Brochure, 1950s

333868
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional brochure for Rainbow Springs in Marion County, Florida, that includes what there is to do at the spring, visitor testimonials and directions to the spring.
Type
text

Advertisement for the Steamer Marion based in Palatka, 1878

297554
Date
1878
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Print advertisement for the Steamer "Marion," captained by H.A. Gray and operated from Palatka to Silver Springs via the St. Johns and Oklawaha rivers. The steamer left Rogero's Wharf every Monday and Thursday. M.H. Rogero was the agent for the line at Palatka. Printed on page 118 of H.D. Bicaise, A...
Type
text

Flier encouraging Marion County electors to vote to expand the county's library system

297304
Date
1962
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier calling on Marion County electors to vote "yes" on a referendum to be held November 5, 1962 asking if the voters desired for the county to expand its public library system. The flier gives background information on why this change was needed.
Type
text

Ocala Bull Sale, 1963

212509
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier advertising a bull sale at Ocala, January 22, 1963, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. Herefords, Angus, Shorthorns, Brahmans, Charbray, and Charolais breeds would all be up for sale. The event was sponsored by the Marion County Cattlemen's Association.
Type
text

Poster advertising a bull sale at Ocala, January 9, 1968

297335
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A poster promoting a bull sale at Ocala - 11am on January 9, 1968. The event was sponsored by the Marion County Cattlemen's Association, and was held at the Southern Livestock Pavilion.
Type
text

Leaflet - An Ideal Stock Farm in the Ocklawaha Valley, ca. 1917

318850
Date
1917
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet advertising muck farmland in the vicinity of Lake Weir and Weirsdale in Marion County, Florida. The leaflet was published by the Puritan Land Company of Tampa, which according to the records of the Florida Department of State was incorporated in 1917. The leaflet uses statistics and illustra...
Type
text

License plate contest entry featuring sun rays.

327612
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License plate contest entry submitted by art instructor Marion F. Lenon of Ocala. Design was a finalist in the contest and features setting sun.
Type
image

Advertisement for T.T. Harrison's Store in Eureka, Fla., 1878

298127
Date
1878
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Print advertisement for T.T. Harrison, dealer in dry goods, groceries, notions, etc. in Eureka in Marion County, Florida. Harrison was also serving as a land agent at this time, and encouraged people interested in relocating to Florida to contact him. Printed on page 119 of H.D. Bicaise, A Guide to ...
Type
text

Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

333792
Date
1845
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

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

Second Annual Florida Air Cruise Itinerary, 1935

333861
Date
1935
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
An itinerary for the Florida Air Cruise from January 9-23, 1935. The cruise was sponsored by the Florida Department of Aviation and invited private fliers and their guests to fly from Orlando-Lakeland to Ocala with stops along at different landing fields. Fliers were to receive special rates at each...
Type
text

Florida's Finest Attractions Brochure, ca. 1947

339352
Date
1947
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising 31 attractions across Florida. The inside of the brochure has a map of Florida with arrows indicating where these attractions are located and a brief description of each place. The back of the brochure has a checklist of the attractions and a space for tourists to record the dat...
Type
text

Advertisement for the Steamer Tuskawilla, 1878

297551
Date
1878
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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).
Type
text

Consolidation - Season of 1895-96 handbill

297414
Date
1895-12-02
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Handbill for steamer trips in the 1895-96 season.
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

Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

338010
Date
1879
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Ledger containing a record of permits issued to private individuals to cut timber on state lands in Florida. For each numbered permit, the ledger lists the name of the permit holder, his county of residence, the kind of timber to be cut, where it could be cut from, and where it was to be delivered a...
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

Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the Orange Belt Route, 1883

298143
Date
1883
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Hart Line letterhead

297413
Date
1890
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letterhead for Hart Line Steamers.
Type
text

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

331875
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
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.
Type
text

Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

338342
Date
1844-02-13
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Petition signed by 68 citizens of Alachua County asking the Territorial Legislative Council to create a new county called Emathla County. The council eventually did so, but they decided to call the new county Marion instead. The petition describes the hardships faced by citizens living far away from...
Type
text

Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

298148
Date
1887
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Broadside from Hubbard L. Hart announcing his acquisition of the stagecoach line from Pilatka [Palatka] to Tampa

212477
Date
1855
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier announcing a change of proprietorship for the stagecoach line between Pilatka (Palatka) and Tampa, dated July 1855. The line passed through Orange Spring, Orange Lake, Ocala, Camp Izard, Augusta, Melendez, Pierceville, and Fort Taylor en route. At Palatka, the line connected with steamships he...
Type
text

Tin Can Tourists of the World's annual winter homecmoing, 1958- program

324371
Date
1958-12-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program of the Tin Can Tourists of the World, Inc. annual winter homecoming
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

Grand Illumination at Night handbill

297411
Date
1890
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Handbill advertising steamer tours down the Ocklawaha River by torchlight.
Type
text

Reprint of an Ocala Banner editorial opposing removal of the State Capitol from Tallahassee, 1900

212269
Date
1900
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A reprint of letter to the Editor of the Ocala Banner from E. L. Chaney favoring the State Capital to remain in Tallahassee rather than moving it to Ocala, Florida.
Type
text

Fessenden Academy and Industrial School Catalog, 1900-1901

333858
Date
1900
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A catalog from Fessenden Academy which includes a message from the school principal, Joseph L. Wiley; a school calendar; officers of the academy; faculty; the story of the academy; students' names by grade; course of study for students by grade; the cost of attending the academy; rules for students;...
Type
text

Narrow Your Results

Collection

Selected Documents
[X]

Tip: To search for a phrase, surround the words with double quote marks.

Example: "Alligator Point"