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A postcard depicting Indian River Drive in Cocoa, Florida. The Indian River is a 121-mile long lagoon running from the Ponce de Leon inlet in New Smyrna Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet in Marion County. The lagoon was originally named Rio de Ais after…

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A postcard depicting docks along the Indian River near Cocoa and Rockledge, Florida. The Indian River is a 121-mile long lagoon running from the Ponce de Leon inlet in New Smyrna Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet in Marion County. The lagoon was…

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A postcard depicting docks along the Indian River in Cocoa, Florida. Non-indigenous fishermen first arrived in Cocoa, Florida, around 1860, and in 1882, settlement plats were made under the name Indian River City. In 1895, Cocoa was officially…

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A painting of the Econlockhatchee River by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida. Called the Econ River for short, this tributary is the longest river in the state of Florida. The Econ River flows north from Lake Conlin, through the…

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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 the Robert E. Lee loading cotton on the docks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The steamboat operated in 1866 and won a famous race against the Natchez in 1870. The Robert E. Lee caught fire in 1882 and 21 passengers were killed.This…

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A postcard depicting a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was built in 1883 to span the East River in order to connect Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, New York. It is a National Historic Landmark and was the longest suspension bridge in the…

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A postcard depicting an aerial view of the Delaware River Bridge that connects Camden, New Jersey, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bridge opened in 1926 and is now known as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The bridge is one of the largest suspension…

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A postcard depicting a view down the Suwannee River, a federally designated "wild river." The Suwannee is almost 266 miles long, running from the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, making it the only unspoiled…

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A postcard depicting the Delaware River–Turnpike Toll Bridge, which connects the New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP) to the Pennsylvania Turnpike's East-West Mainline. Construction for the bridge began on January 15, 1954, and the bridge opened on May 25,…

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A postcard depicting the beginning of the New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP) at the Delaware River in Pennsville Township, New Jersey. The turnpike opened in 1951 and was intended to be the world's model highway. It is still the most heavily traveled tollway…

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A postcard depicting an aerial view of the Cooper River Bridge and Ocean Highway in Charleston, South Carolina. Officially known as the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge, the bridge opened in 1929 to cross the Cooper River. The Cooper River Bridge was…

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A postcard depicting The Battery at the junction of Ashley River and Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The Battery is a defensive seawall and promenade named for a Civil War-era defense artillery battery located at the site.This postcard is…

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A postcard depicting the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina. Officially known as the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge, the bridge opened in 1929 to cross the Cooper River. The Cooper River Bridge was closed in 2005 and replaced by the…

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A postcard depicting the new Pecos River High Bridge carrying the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP). The original bridge was completed in 1892, but was replaced by a new one in 1944.This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile…

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A postcard depicting an aerial view of the Scheldt, a river in Antwerp, Belgium. The river runs from northern France through western Belgium and southwestern Netherlands. The tallest building in the postcard is the Cathedral of Our Lady, a Roman…

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A newspaper announcement published in The Oviedo Voice on September 16, 2004. The article states that the City of Oviedo had issued a High Water Warning in the aftermath of Hurricane Frances, which hit Central Florida in early September of 2004.…

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A color postcard featuring the Indian River Section of Florida in 1941. The Indian River is a 121-mile long lagoon running from the Ponce de Leon inlet in New Smyrna Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet in Marion County. The lagoon was originally named Rio…

Episode 26 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Fishing Boats. A History of Central Florida Podcast series explores Central Florida's history through the artifacts found in local area museums and historical societies. These podcasts can…

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