Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 1974

Dublin Core

Title

Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 1974

Alternative Title

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Subject

Weeki Wachee (Fla.)
Mermaids--Florida
Springs--Florida
Parks--Florida

Description

Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in 1974. Weeki Wachee, located at 6131 Commercial Way in Spring Hill, Florida, is best known for its famous tourist attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs. Weeki Wachee Springs features performances by underwater mermaids, a glass-bottom boat ride, and other natural attractions. The springs are named after the Seminole words for "little spring" or "winding river." In 1946, former U.S. Navy member Newt Perry (1908-1987) began to develop a tourist attraction at Weeki Wachee. By the 1950s, Weeki Wachee was one of the top tourist stops in the United States. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) purchased the site in 1959 and continued to expand. In 2008, Weeki Wachee was taken over by the state of Florida as a state park.

Source

Original color photographs, 1974: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.

Date Created

ca. 1974-09

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographs, 1974.

Is Part Of

Format

image/jpg

Extent

103 KB
107 KB
127 KB

Medium

3 color photographs

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Spring Hill, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History of Weeki Wachee Springs." Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. http://weekiwachee.com/about-us/history-of-weeki-wachee-springs.html.
Pelland, Maryan, and Dan Pelland. Weeki Wachee Springs. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2005.
Vickers, Lu, and Bonnie Georgiadis. Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012.

Locations

Categories