Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mid-Century West Coast Florida - Glass Bottom Boats

This week I'm sharing some postcard views of Florida's west coast, images from the 1940s and '50s. Each day, Monday through Friday, comes a new scene from the Sunshine State's tourist past.

Quoting from the back of the (hand-dated, 1940) postcard: "See Silver Springs - 'Nature's Underwater Fairyland' - Largest flowing springs in the world, over 750 million gallons daily. Electric driven glass bottom boats. Greatest depth 80 feet. Temperature of water 72 [degrees] winter and summer. Shown from sunrise to sunset, every day in the year."

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