Polk Hotel Company Mortgage Bond, 1925

326720
Date
1925-07-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Polk Hotel Company Mortgage Bond issued in 1925 by Adair Realty & Trust Co.
Type
text

Lakeland, Florida: Florida's Most Picturesque City

336130
Date
1956
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

Lakeland, Florida: Opportunity's Year Round Playground, 1925

336131
Date
1925
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Lakeland in Polk County as a year-round destination for recreation and industrial opportunities. The brochure discusses educational facilities, recreational activities, golfing, hunting and hotels.
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

The Mystery of Spook Hill - Lake Wales, Florida, 1954

335510
Date
1954
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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.
Type
text

Lakeland Tourist Club - Program of Activities and Privileges of Members, ca. 1961

336129
Date
1961
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet describing the activities and membership regulations of the Lakeland Tourist Club, an organization offering recreational activities to visitors.
Type
text

Information for Women Seeking Employment with The Polk Company Brochure, ca. 1920

331499
Date
1920
Collection
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Description
Informational brochure for women looking for employment with the grapefruit canning Polk Company.
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

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

Lakeland Farmers' Club - Annual Program, August 1915 - July 1916

336133
Date
1915
Collection
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Description
Leaflet listing the dates of activities by the Lakeland Farmers' Club, along with relevant quotes.
Type
text

Lakeland Building and Loan Association - Investigate Before You Invest, ca. 1927

336132
Date
1927
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet inviting investors to consider investing in the Lakeland Building and Loan Association. The leaflet provides the names of the officers and directors of the corporation, as well as a statement of its finances and growth patterns from 1925 to 1927.
Type
text

Black Hills Passion Play - Florida Season, 1962

336139
Date
1962
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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 ...
Type
text

Hotel Thelma - Lakeland Florida, ca. 1950

336135
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising the Hotel Thelma and Lakeland, Florida, with descriptions of activities available from the lakeland Tourist Club and the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, as well as the Cleveland Heights Golf Course.
Type
text

Poster advertising the Carillon Festival at the Bok Tower Gardens in Polk County, 1990

297296
Date
1990
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster advertising the Carillon Festival at the Bok Tower Gardens in Polk County, Florida. The event featured recitals, garden walks, and special exhibits. Sponsored in part by the Polk County Tourist Development Council.
Type
text

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

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 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

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

Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training Schedule, 1963

339795
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet listing the schedule of exhibition games to be played by major-league baseball teams staying in Florida for spring training. Teams included the Baltimore Orioles, the Cincinnati Reds, the Kansas City Athletics, the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee...
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

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

License plate contest entry featuring woman in bathing suit

327574
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License plate contest entry from Lo Alexander of Lakeland, Fl, featuring woman in bathing suit.
Type
image

License plate contest entry featuring fisherman

327575
Date
1985
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License plate contest entry from Lo Alexander of Lakeland, Fl, featuring drawing of a fisherman
Type
image

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

Lakeland Florida: Florida's Most Picturesque City, ca. 1936

336136
Date
1936
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
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

The Mystery of Spook Hill, 1956

335511
Date
1956
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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.
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

Vehicle Registration Card for Roux Crate Company, 1921

297440
Date
1921-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Vehicle registration card for 1921 issued to the Roux Crate Company of Bartow, Florida by the State Comptroller's Office. The card is signed by State Comptroller Ernest Amos. The vehicle being registered was a trailer weighing one ton. The card explains relevant registration procedures on the revers...
Type
text

Copy of R.A. Gray and Grace P. Mullins' Marriage Certificate, 1939

327685
Date
1939-07-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Copy of Grace P. Mullins and R.A. Gray's marriage certificate dated July 10, 1939. The couple was originally married on December 23, 1903.
Type
text

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