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Our Florida: Heritage of the Sunshine State in Stories and Photos
     

Our Florida: Heritage of the Sunshine State in Stories and Photos

by Michael Dregni
 
Our Florida is a fabulous collection of writing and photography that celebrates Florida�s history, variety of people, and culture. Stories range from reflections on the state�s natural wonders to pieces that honor Florida�s multicultural heritage.


Contributors represent the best of Florida writing: Carl Hiaasen and Marjory Stoneman Douglas on

Overview

Our Florida is a fabulous collection of writing and photography that celebrates Florida�s history, variety of people, and culture. Stories range from reflections on the state�s natural wonders to pieces that honor Florida�s multicultural heritage.


Contributors represent the best of Florida writing: Carl Hiaasen and Marjory Stoneman Douglas on the Everglades, Dave Barry on Disney World, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston, the world of old-time "Crackers," Jose Yglesias on the Cuban-immigrant cigar factories, John McPhee on oranges, Jeff Ripple on Florida�s natural wonders, and more.


The comprehensive artwork perfectly matches the mood of the written selections. Illustrating the breadth of Florida culture, it includes historical photographs of cigar factories; a panoramic of a 1920s bathing beauties swimsuit contest; Seminole Indians; highly collectible fruit labels and cigar labels from the 1930s; 1950s tourist kitsch; Audubon prints of flamingos; 1920s tourist promotion posters; funky old postcards; and more.


Florida has 14 million residents, and approximately 47 million visitors each year; it�s the second most visited tourist destination in the U.S.


Also recommended: Miami, Florida: The Natural Wonders, The Florida Keys, and Sanibel Island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896584839
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/01/1900
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.80(d)

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