Mount Dora (Images of America Series)

Overview

Located approximately 50 miles north of Disney World, the small community of Mount Dora, Florida, has become a peaceful oasis in the bustling region, offering a respite to the weary traveler and a refreshing connection to an earlier time. The town rests on the shores of the beautiful Lake Dora, named for early settler Dora Drawdy by government surveyors in the 1840s. Looking at the quaint city streets, placid lake, and turn-of-the-century homes, it's easy to imagine life long ago in Mount Dora as inordinately ...

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Overview

Located approximately 50 miles north of Disney World, the small community of Mount Dora, Florida, has become a peaceful oasis in the bustling region, offering a respite to the weary traveler and a refreshing connection to an earlier time. The town rests on the shores of the beautiful Lake Dora, named for early settler Dora Drawdy by government surveyors in the 1840s. Looking at the quaint city streets, placid lake, and turn-of-the-century homes, it's easy to imagine life long ago in Mount Dora as inordinately idyllic, but like all communities, Mount Dora has faced challenges to its growth and prosperity. The collapse of the real estate boom in the mid-1920s was quickly followed by the Great Depression, ruining lives and fortunes in Mount Dora and around the state. But from the beginning, one of Mount Dora's strongest assets has been its inviting lake, an advantage that has helped a thriving tourism industry to develop in this small town. Visitors flock to Mount Dora, not only for the tranquil setting, but also for the community's old-fashioned charm, antique district, and architectural distinctiveness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738505688
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/23/2000
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,386,157
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

In Mount Dora, authors Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly have combined detailed and informative captions with vintage images from the archives of Historic Mount Dora, Inc., an invaluable repository of local history. Striking photographs of people and places through the years capture the unique spirit that belongs to Mount Dora. A compelling visual journey, this retrospective is sure to be treasured by both residents and visitors alike.

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