Winter Park in Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738518328
Format: PDF
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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 Park's 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.

Orlando in Vintage Postcards

Author: Lynn M. Homan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629080
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Petoskey in Vintage Postcards

Author: C. S. Wright
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738532608
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Rocky Mountain National Park 15 Historic Postcards

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738525365
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Established in 1915 but with a rich history stretching back even further, Rocky Mountain National Park is often called the crown jewel of the national park system.

Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards

Author: Jonathan Jeffrey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738514642
Format: PDF
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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.

Orlando in Vintage Postcards

Author: Lynn M. Homan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629080
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Jacksonville in Vintage Postcards

Author: Jacksonville Historical Society
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506838
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Winter Park FL A Historical Review Using Postcards

Author: Stewart Dunaway
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387675966
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This COLOR book documents the history of Winter Park, Florida - using postcards. The author's collection spans from the early 1900s to 1970s from B&W to color postcards. Combined by topic, the reader will understand the changes that occurred during these time-periods. In addition, the older cards document long-lost images from over a century ago. Postcards document hotel, businesses, personal homes, parks, tourist interests, lakes, etc. In addition, the author researched the history of these items to provide insight to their beginning and ending. This book includes a number of motels along 17-92 as well as small restaurants. Not just old items, but even what appear to be more modern - but already long gone - such as the Winter Park Mall. A detailed index is provided. Plats from Orange County deed records document Lake View, Fl, then Town of Osceola, finally Winter Park.

New Orleans in Vintage Postcards

Author: Scott Faragher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738502069
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of New Orleans showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.