Winter Park in Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629897
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The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise, wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Parks oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida. The New Englandlike city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.

Petoskey in Vintage Postcards

Author: C. S. Wright
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738532608
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Historic Petoskey and the greater Little Traverse Bay area possess a wealth of natural and cultural gifts. The region's virgin forests, crystal clear waters, and powerful Native American heritage inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to write "The Song of Hiawatha." Its plentiful wildlife and peaceful natural settings provided Ernest Hemingway with his early hunting and fishing experiences. Abundant natural resources set the stage for industries like the fur trade, lumbering, shipping, and limestone quarrying. Petoskey's ideal location on the picturesque bay has attracted visitors and adventurers since the 1870s. In this unique volume, author C.S. Wright explores the many legacies of the Petoskey area, from the native tribes that first protected the land through the eras of industry, transportation, and tourism. A rare collection of historic postcards illustrates Petoskey's rich history, providing immaculate images of pastoral scenes, industrial achievements, striking architecture, and community development.

Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards

Author: Jonathan Jeffrey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738514642
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Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards is an engaging collection designed to entertain, educate, and enthrall history buffs, residents, and visitors alike with scenes of Bowling Green of yesteryear. When long hunters paused along the banks of the Barren River in the mid-1700s, little did they realize that this beautiful, varied landscape would one day boast a thriving city. Today, the city is hailed as the educational, retail, and commercial hub of South Central Kentucky. Preserved in this photo journal is the area's rich and vibrant past. Showcased are the things unique to this region-the horses, tobacco, strawberries, building stone, Corvettes, and Western Kentucky University. Highlighted are people, places, and events special to the river city-snapshots of Duncan Hines and local clairvoyant Edgar Cayce; rural towns and hamlets such as Smiths Grove, Woodburn, and Alvaton; and court day and the 1907 Prohibition parade.

Yellowstone Post Card Book

Author: Farcountry Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560374244
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Own a piece of Yellowstone National Park history with these authentic Frank Jay Haynes and Jack Ellis Haynes postcards from the early twentieth century. Experience the drama of the world's first national park as showcased by these legendary photographers. 23 cards, reproduced from vintage postcards from the early 1900s. Enjoy as a book, or remove cards along the perforation and mail!

Orlando in Vintage Postcards

Author: Lynn M. Homan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629080
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"Beautiful weather here. When are you coming?" Those words have been written millions of times on postcards mailed from Orlando. Known today as home to America's most famous theme parks, Orlando has always been a destination for visitors from all over the world. During its early period as "The Phenomenal City," through the years as "The City Beautiful," to the era of "The Action Center of Florida," Orlando has a story to tell.

Birmingham

Author: J. D. Weeks
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738503332
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At the start of the 20th century, Birmingham was one of the fastest growing cities in the South, sometimes referred to as the "Magic City." It began as a town located at the intersection of two railroads and then quickly expanded and took in neighboring communities. Around this time, photographers traveled around the United States taking photographs of towns and cities and turning the photographs into postcards. The postcards collected here show historic Birmingham's downtown, hospitals, parks, communities, schools, hotels, and industries. These images serve as a record of everyday life in this bustling Southern city.

Jacksonville in Vintage Postcards

Author: Jacksonville Historical Society
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506838
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The Great Fire of May 3, 1901 marked at once the end and the beginning of the City of Jacksonville. A thriving port and a center for business and tourism until that point, Jacksonville was devastated by the conflagration, and yet, even before the ashes had cooled, a building boom began. Prominent and aspiring architects flocked to the area and the opportunities it afforded them to create a "twentieth century city." Jacksonville's ensuing era of reconstruction and growth, which would continue until the United States entered World War I in 1917, helped to define the city's present personality and appearance.

Santa Ana in Vintage Postcards

Author: Guy Ball
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738507910
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Santa Ana began as the dream of early pioneers in the 1800s when the dry, desolate area was little more than windswept fields of wild mustard grass. Santa Ana celebrates this area's pioneer heritage and the people who created it, and chronicles the development of this city with fascinating vintage postcards. Santa Ana was one of the earliest incorporated cities, and became the county seat in 1889. Wealthy businessmen, successful political leaders, and even an occasional maharajah chose Santa Ana as their home. Today, Orange County is one of the most dynamic counties in California.