A Brief History of Safety Harbor Florida

Author: Warren Firschein
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625845863
Format: PDF, Mobi
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According to legend, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived on the shores of Safety Harbor in 1539 believing that he had discovered the fabled Fountain of Youth. For centuries, the area's natural mineral springs had hosted the Tocobaga people and would later attract early pioneers to west-central Florida. The natural mineral springs drew visitors to bathe in their restorative waters, and in the twentieth century, they were eventually transformed into the world-famous Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, enjoyed by wealthy socialites and professional athletes for decades. Today, the city is best known for its abundance of festivals and the collection of artists, writers, poets and musicians who call it their home--an oasis of calm within bustling Pinellas County. Join authors Warren Firschein and Laura Kepner as they detail the vibrant history of scenic Safety Harbor.

Florida s Museums and Cultural Attractions

Author: Murray D. Laurie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649996
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This newly updated guide has a destination to suit every interest. See Florida through the eyes of the natives, pioneers, artists, statesmen, and writers who have lived here. Visit country stores, one-room schoolhouses, coquina forts, and churches, as well as mansions, theaters, art galleries, and gardens. You'll find over 350 museums and attractions to choose from.

The Genealogist s Address Book 6th Edition

Author: Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806317960
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The Genealogist's Address Book is the answer to the perennial question, 'What's out there in the world of genealogy?' What organizations, institutions, special resources, and websites can help me? Where do I write or phone or send e-mail? Once again, Elizabeth Bentley's Address Book answers these questions and more. Now in its 6th edition, The Genealogist's Address Book gives you access to all the key sources of genealogical information, providing names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, names of contact persons, and other pertinent information for more than 27,000 organizations, including libraries, archives, societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, publications, research centers, and special interest groups. Based on a written survey of thousands of organizations and institutions across the country, and supplemented by information from printed and Internet sources, the new 6th edition of the Address Book has been extensively revised and updated, eliminating undeliverable addresses and defunct organizations, while adding thousands of additional sources. Besides new websites and e-mail addresses, the new edition features greatly expanded coverage of archival agencies and vital records offices, especially in the New England states and New York. In addition, it is now easier to use than ever, with all 27,000 entries divided into two easy-to-use sections."--P. [4] of cover.

Boardwalks and Long Walks

Author: William Holcomb
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312228431
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide for the beginning citizen-scientist, and for anyone looking for the hidden natural areas of Florida. A backpack friendly, field ready listing that is not web dependent. It includes the story of the search for the elevated hiking trails called boardwalks. The ""Long Walks"" are the primitive paths and longer trails found in the public lands. This book includes a list of the Public Access Lands in Florida of nearly 1,000 sites in all; City Parks and Preserves, County Parks and Preserves, Wildlife Management Areas, Wildlife Environmental Areas, State Parks, State Forests, Conservation Areas of Water Management Districts, National Parks, National Forests, Nature Centers, Indian Mound Sites, and Private Preserves/ Conservation Areas. There are chapters on Florida's habitats, trees, Florida's water cycle, and historic figures and place names.

Literary History

Author: Anders Pettersson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110189322
Format: PDF
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Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective is a research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Initiated in 1996 and launched in 1999, it aims at finding suitable methods and approaches for studying and analysing literature globally, emphasizing the comparative and intercultural aspect. Even though we nowadays have fast and easy access to any kind of information on literature and literary history, we encounter, more than ever, the difficulty of finding a credible overall perspective on world literary history. Until today, literary cultures and traditions have usually been studied separately, each field using its own principles and methods. Even the conceptual basis itself varies from section to section and the genre concepts employed are not mutually compatible. As a consequence, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for the interested layperson as well as for the professional student, to gain a clear and fair perspective both on the literary traditions of other peoples and on one's own traditions. The project can be considered as a contribution to gradually removing this problem and helping to gain a better understanding of literature and literary history by means of a concerted empirical research and deeper conceptual reflection. The contributions to the four volumes are written in English by specialists from a large number of disciplines, primarily from the fields of comparative literature, Oriental studies and African studies in Sweden. All of the literary texts discussed in the articles are in the original language. Each one of the four volumes is devoted to a special research topic.

A Guide to the History of Florida

Author: Paul S. George
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Format: PDF, ePub
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"[T]his book will fill a long-standing need. It will be eagerly welcomed and well used by researchers for years to come." Florida Historical Quarterly

Pinellas County

Author: A. M. De Quesada, Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738587653
Format: PDF, Docs
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Pinellas County, Florida, has a rich and varied history. From the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the sponge and seafood industry it supported, to wartime training and recruiting, to the world's first commercial airplane flight, Pinellas County has seen many changes through the years.

Railroading in Pinellas County

Author: Vincent Luisi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439641269
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pinellas County’s railroad heritage began in 1888 and lasted almost a century. Today few people who walk, run, or bike the 41-mile Pinellas Trail realize the importance of this path as they travel through Pinellas County railroad history. Railroading in Pinellas County transports the reader through 100 years. History is brought to life through photographs of the individuals who brought to Pinellas the railroad, railroad stations, railroad engines, passenger and freight cars, railroad companies, employees, and industries such as tourism that utilized this form of transportation. These photographs were culled with the assistance and permission of local historical societies, county and state archives, and various private collections.