Silver Springs Collection

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Silver Springs State Park, 1999
Ray (née Raúl) Cepero (b. 1947) and his wife, Nancy Lynn Cepero (b. 1954), at the Silver Springs State Park, formerly located at 1425 Northeast 58th Avenue in Silver Springs, Florida, in 1999. Silver Springs was originally settled by the Timucuans…

Alligator at Silver Springs State Park
An alligator at the Silver Springs State Park, formerly located at 1425 Northeast 58th Avenue in Silver Springs, Florida, in 1999. Silver Springs was originally settled by the Timucuans in the early 1500s. Although they were able to reclaim their…

Juniper Springs Recreation Area, 1997
The Juniper Springs Recreation Area, located at 26701 Florida State Road 40 in the Ocala National Forest in Silver Springs, Florida, in 1997. In the first photograph, Dennis Cepero (b. 1986) can be seen on the far right. In the second photograph, the…

Silver Springs: Nature's Underwater Fairyland Postcard
A color postcard featuring a model posing next to a horseshow palm at the Silver Springs State Park, formerly located at 1425 Northeast 58th Avenue in Silver Springs, Florida, in 1949. Silver Springs was originally settled by the Timucuans in the…

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Title

Silver Springs Collection

Alternative Title

Silver Springs Collection

Subject

Silver Springs (Fla.)

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Silver Springs, Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

Silver Springs was originally settled by the Timucuans in the early 1500s. Although they were able to reclaim their territory after Spanish invasion, the Timucuans were ultimately succeeded by other tribes, such as the Seminoles.

In the 1860s, Samuel O. Howse purchased 242 acres of land in the area around Silver River. Silver Springs became known as Florida's first tourist attraction beginning with glass-bottom boat (invented by Hullam Jones and Phillip Morrell) tours in the late 1870s. W. Carl Ray and W.M. "Shorty" Davidson of Ocala further developed the land surround the springs into what is now know as Silver Springs Nature Theme Park.

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Part Of

Marion County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Silver Springs, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Martin, Richard A. Eternal Spring; Man's 10,000 Years of History at Florida's Silver Springs. St. Petersburg, Fla: Great Outdoors Pub. Co, 1966.
Rockwell, Lilly. "Spring woes in Florida." Florida Trend, June 20, 2013. http://www.floridatrend.com/article/15745/spring-woes-in-florida.

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