Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida / Edition 1

Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida / Edition 1

by Benjamin D. Brotemarkle, Benjamin D. Brotemarkle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813016576

ISBN-13: 9780813016573

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Illustrated guide to Central Florida for both tourists and residents written by apopular local radio arts announcer: contains maps, photos, addresses, phone numbers, calendar of annual events, and other information about little-known or overlooked places of interest. "A useful guide for both locals and tourists interested in enjoying something…  See more details below

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Illustrated guide to Central Florida for both tourists and residents written by apopular local radio arts announcer: contains maps, photos, addresses, phone numbers, calendar of annual events, and other information about little-known or overlooked places of interest. "A useful guide for both locals and tourists interested in enjoying something different." — Daytona Beach News-Journal "Brotemarkle takes us on a leisurely tour of 15 of central Florida's most interesting towns and cities, offering much more than the standard thumbnail sketches of each place. . . . The book is full of gems, along with a useful appendix which includes listings of Florida's arts and cultural organizations, a listing of historic sites, and a calendar of events. This book is a keeper!" — Travel Writers International Network "Brotemarkle shows there is much more to Central Florida than glitzy theme parks. He takes readers on a tour of 'real' Florida."—Tampa Tribune "A valuable resource for anyone planning to get acquainted with the center of the state"—Florida Times Union

"Ben Brotemarkle is the ideal arts journalist-inquisitive, attentive to detail, insightful. His work is a much-needed guide to 'the other Florida.'"—N. Y. Nathiri, executive director of Preserve Eatonville and of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

"History, historic preservation, and our cultural organizations are all facets of the same jewel: the community of central Florida. Ben brings them together in a way that makes sense for those of us who live here and those who visit."—Sara Van Arsdel, executive director, Orange County Historical Society

"What a great book! Every resident of and visitor to Central Florida should read Beyond the Theme Parks. It's a splendid introduction to the cultural heritage of our area."-Glenda E. Hood, mayor of Orlando

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813016573
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
First
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.17(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Introduction1
Orlando: More than the Magic Kingdom9
Winter Park: The Cultural Heart of Central Florida25
Eatonville: The Zora Neale Hurston Legacy35
Maitland: The Home of Andre Smith and the Enzian Theater47
Christmas: Remembering the Seminole Indian Wars and Florida's Pioneer Days57
Longwood: A Microcosm of Central Florida History64
Sanford: An Architectural Archive73
Kissimmee: Cowboy Culture and Hispanic Traditions81
Mount Dora: A Look Back in Time90
DeLand: The Athens of Florida98
Cassadaga: A Unique Religious Settlement106
Barberville: Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts115
Daytona Beach: Spring Break, Bike Week, Auto Racing ... and the London Symphony Orchestra123
New Smyrna Beach: The Artistic Foresight of Doris Leeper135
The Space Coast: A Bridge between the Past and the Future149
Conclusion160
Appendix A.Central Florida's Arts and Cultural Organizations165
Appendix B.Central Florida Sites on the National Register of Historic Places185
Appendix C.Calendar of Annual Arts and Cultural Festivals in Central Florida203
Notes211
Bibliography221
Index223

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