A Guide to Florida for Tourists, Sportsmen and Settlers

A Guide to Florida for Tourists, Sportsmen and Settlers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...is on the right bank, and has for many years been a favorite resort for tourists. The resinous air from the many pine trees makes it especially beneficial for pulmonary invalids, and the waters of the springs are healing to many visitors. The forest growth here is luxurious, the trees being large and vigorous, and the hammocks containing many varieties. There is a path, " Lovers' Lane," well shaded and of great beauty leading two miles to Green Cove Springs, a much used walk. The A. C. L. R. R. has a station here. (Hotels, see list.) Green Cove Springs (30 m.) the next landing has a sulphur and chalybeate spring of surpassing beauty. The waters bubble or rather rush up from a depth of forty feet discharging thousands of gallons daily. Temp. 78. It has been famous as a curative Spa since the time Florida was ceded to the United States by the Spaniards. Bath houses and hotels have existed here continuously, and it has recorded as its guests people of distinction from every part of the world. The springs of Florida, while of the same general character, are distinct in kind. Each one has some peculiar charm of its own. A monograph should be written on them, setting out the water's properties, and those greatest of all features should be emphasized, their peculiarly appropriate locations and the fostering climatic conditions that are so helpful in promoting the invalid's recovery. There has always been a swimming pool L 'here, and the taking of the waters has been sup plemented by the taking to them. There are fine roads in the neighborhood for motoring, driving and riding, the last, a favorite pastime in the long stretches of beautiful pine woods. Shooting and good fresh water fishing are in easy reach....show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760220
  • 9781236760227