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

212477
Date
1855
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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...
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The Altamonte Hotel Brochure, ca. 1910

331397
Date
1910
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This brochure describes the attractions, amenities and rates at the Altamonte Hotel in Altamonte Springs.
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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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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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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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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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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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Florida Turnpike and Interstate System Brochure, 1966

339690
Date
1966
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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.
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Broadside advertising land for sale near Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River

212409
Date
1870
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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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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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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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"The Altamonte" Hotel Brochure, ca. 1906

331398
Date
1906
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This brochure describes the attractions, amenities and rates at the Altamonte Hotel in Altamonte Springs.
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Florida's Finest Attractions Brochure, ca. 1947

339352
Date
1947
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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...
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Florida Highway Map, 1921

299283
Date
1921
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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...
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Pamphlet by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce promoting Lake County

297290
Date
1932
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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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Map of Alachua County, 1883

298138
Date
1883
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Map of townships, railroads, county roads, and communities in Alachua and parts of the surrounding counties. The map is notable for its inclusion of a number of smaller railroads that were later absorbed into larger railroad networks. Shown on the map are the: Live Oak, Tampa & Charlotte Harbor Rail...
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Facts About the Singing Tower and Sanctuary, Lake Wales, 1936

299288
Date
1936
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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.
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Petition to Change the Name of Mosquito County to Harrison County and to Alter Its Boundaries, 1844

338009
Date
1844-03-06
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Petition by the citizens of Mosquito County to change the county's name to Harrison. The petitioners called the name Mosquito "unpleasant." While the petition itself does not explain the idea behind the name "Harrison," it likely was meant to honor the late President William Henry Harrison, who died...
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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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Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883

298140
Date
1883
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Advertisement for the Arlington House, located in Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. J.C. Ryder is listed as the proprietor. The house featured accommodations for 150 guests, including a billiard and pool room, reading and smoking room, electric bells, bath rooms, verandas, and fireplaces in al...
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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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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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Lakeland Florida: Florida's Most Picturesque City, ca. 1936

336136
Date
1936
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Booklet advertising Lakeland and Polk County to potential visitors. It describes recreational activities, accommodations, and civic organizations in town, and emphasizes Lakeland's favorable climate. The booklet may have been directed at members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of...
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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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Revised Descriptive Circular of DeLand, Florida, 1884

324359
Date
1884
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Circular advertisement with city grid map for C. H. & S. B. Wright Real Estate Agents selling lots in DeLand, Florida, 1884.
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Crescent City, Florida, promotional booklet, 1926

324364
Date
1926
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Promotional booklet about the climate, culture, outdoors, and investments available in Crescent City.
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Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

338342
Date
1844-02-13
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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...
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Revised Descriptive Circular of Deland Florida

212460
Date
1884
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text

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