Tracks on the Sand at Jacksonville Beach Postcard

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Title

Tracks on the Sand at Jacksonville Beach Postcard

Alternative Title

Jacksonville Beach Postcard

Subject

Jacksonville Beach (Fla.)
Beaches--Florida

Description

A postcard depicting Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Originally inhabited by the Timucua, the area of present-day Jacksonville Beach was not settled by non-indigenous peoples until the late 19th century. The first settlers to migrate to the area were William Edward Scull and Eleanor Kennedy Scull in the early 1880s, naming the settlement Ruby. In 1886, the town was renamed Pablo Beach. Developers began transforming the area into a resort community, first with the construction of the Murray Hall Hotel and then by the extension of the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) to present-day Jacksonville Beach.

In 1905, Pablo Beach became a popular tourist attract for its amusement parks, such as The Pavilion, which was later renamed Little Coney Island. In 1925, the name of the town was changed to Jacksonville Beach. In 1949, the Ocean View Pavilion amusement park was destroyed by fire, and the boardwalk continued to decline in the 1950s, primarily to an anti-gambling crackdown. While this postcard shows cars driving on the beach, such activities were banned in 1979.

Creator

Curt Teich and Company

Source

Original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard by Curt Teich and Company: Private Collection of Bob Van Horn.

Publisher

Duval News Company

Date Created

ca. 1940-1949

Contributor

Van Horn, Bob

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard by Curt Teich and Company.

Is Part Of

Jacksonville Beach Collection, Duval County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

267 KB

Medium

9 x 14 centimeter color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Curt Teich and Company and published by the Duval News Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bob Van Horn and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Jacksonville Beach. http://www.jacksonvillebeach.org/government/about-jacksonville-beach/history.

Files

JAX00001.pdf

Citation

Curt Teich and Company. “Tracks on the Sand at Jacksonville Beach Postcard.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed November 27, 2021, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7569.

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  1. JAX00001.pdf