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A booklet of postcards from Tarpon Springs, Florida. The earliest Americans settlers to Tarpon Springs came following the American Civil War. The town was first promoted by Hamilton Disston (1844-1896) as a town for relaxation and health. In early…

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A postcard depicting the Hotel Arcade, also known as the Howard Hotel or Shaw Arcade, located at 210 Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Built in the 1920s, this historic hotel was added the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1984…

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A postcard depicting an aerial view of the town of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and all of its waterways. The earliest Americans settlers to Tarpon Springs came following the American Civil War. The town was first promoted by Hamilton Disston (1844-1896)…

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A postcard depicting a sightseeing boat at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon Springs began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and…

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A postcard depicting a fleet of sponge ships in the harbor in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon Springs began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting sponges along a dock in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon Springs began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge Company was formed…

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A postcard depicting a fleet of sponge ships in the harbor in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon Springs began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting a sponge diver and sponge boat in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon Springs began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge Company…

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A postcard depicting six varieties of sponges, pictured from left to right: wire sponges, wool sponges (also called wool sea sponges), silk sponges, finger sponges (also known as Iotrochota birotulata or green finger sponges), grass sponges (vase…

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A postcard depicting a diver surfacing with a net full of sponges in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of the Church of the Good Shepherd, which was founded under the leadership of Reverend Henry deLafayette Webster in 1885. After the original building was destroyed in a fire in 1908, the present building was built…

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A postcard depicting cars along the Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The earliest Americans settlers to Tarpon came following the American Civil War. The town was first promoted by Hamilton Disston (1844-1896) as a town for relaxation and…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of the Greek Orthodox Church, located at 36 North Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The church was first built in 1907, but was later replaced by the current building in 1943 in the Neo-Byzantine…

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A postcard depicting the interior of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located at 36 North Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The church was first built in 1907, but was later replaced by the current building in 1943 in the Neo-Byzantine…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of the Hotel Villa Plumosa, am historic hotel in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Located at the corner of West Orange Street and Grand Boulevard, the hotel was incorporated in 1937 by Crawford Staley and his wife, Marion L.…

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A postcard depicting a view of Tarpon Avenue, the main street in Tarpon Springs, Florida, looking east. The earliest Americans settlers to Tarpon came following the American Civil War. The town was first promoted by Hamilton Disston (1844-1896) as a…

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A postcard depicting a view of the sponge exchange and sponge fleet in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting a diver suiting up to go sponge diving in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge Company…

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A postcard depicting men unloading sponges at the sponge exchange in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting a ceremony held each year on January 6 for the Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Epiphany, also known as Three Kings' Day, is a Christian holiday celebrating the baptism of Jesus of Nazareth. Known for its large Greek…

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An oral history of John Louis Salsbury, conducted by Joseph Morris on September 9, 2011. Salsbury was born in Tampa, Florida, but he has spent much of his life in Sanford. In the interview, Salsbury discusses his family's history, Port Tampa during…

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SP00250.pdf
A letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 28, 1883. The letter provides updates on company lands in Anclote, Florida, and its environs. Beardall describes efforts to drain water from company land in Anclote,…

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Road map showing the Florida Turnpike, it's toll plazas, exits and service stations. The brochure was produced in 1967. Construction for the Florida Turnpike began on July 4, 1955 in response to unprecedented growth in population and tourism in…

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