Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Dream about a bygone world of natural wonders in Tim Hollis’ Remembering Florida Springs. This book explores the “big five” of Florida’s commercially developed springs: Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee Spring, and Homosassa Springs. Discover the tourist history of these attractions through postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers, and souvenirs from their early days. … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids