Signpost Guide to Florida, 2nd Edition: Your Guide to Great Drives

Signpost Guide to Florida, 2nd Edition: Your Guide to Great Drives

by Mick Sinclair



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762712601
Publisher: Cook, Thomas Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Series: Signpost Guides Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Intimately familiar with the state's top tourist attractions, best beaches and most scenic roads, Mick is also an initiate of rural Florida. He knows the wayside towns and villages, has canoed rivers and lakes, and hiked through prairies and swamps. Between trips to the Sunshine State, Mick has written guidebooks to California, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Scandinavia. His writing career began in 1980 with reviews and features on music, film, books, and contemporary culture. Such work continues to appear in newspapers, magazines, books, and on websites throughout the world.

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Prior to 1925, Jacksonville beach was known as San Pablo and it grew around a railway network that formed part of Henry Flagler's East Coast Railroad. At the Pablo Historical Park, the railroad days are remembered inside the 1880's station building and outside with a 28 ton steam locomotive. Exhibits also document the almost forgotten aviation achievement of Army Air Corps Lieutenant James "Jimmy" Harold Doolittle, who in 1922 took off from San Pablo and 21 hours 28 minutes later landed in San Diego, California, completing the US's first single-day , coast to coast flight.

Table of Contents

(1) Miami Beach; (2) Miami the city; (3) South Mami and Everglades National Park; (4) The Gold Coast; (5) Florida Keys; (6) Coast to coast across the Everglades; (7) Tampa; (8) St Petersburg and its beaches; (9) The Nature coast and rural Florida; (10) The Culture Coast (11) Between Tampa and Orlando; (12) Orlando and its theme parks; (13) From Orlando to Daytona beach; (14) St Augustine; (15) Amelia Island and the northeast corner

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