Item #17918 Florida's Silver Springs The Favorite Family Resort
Florida's Silver Springs The Favorite Family Resort
Florida's Silver Springs The Favorite Family Resort
Florida's Silver Springs The Favorite Family Resort
Florida's Silver Springs The Favorite Family Resort

Florida's Silver Springs The Favorite Family Resort

Silver Springs, Florida: Ray, Davidson & Ray, c1956.

Folded brochure 4 by 9 inches opening to a poster sized map 23.5 by 18 inches.  On the reverse are three poster type-views each of a larger size.  Carefully handled, no flaws but even mild age-toning.

Very Good. Item #17918

A very cleverly made brochure which as it opens gives each view no matter the order opened a new look at the attraction.

In the 1820s, following Florida’s annexation into the United States, the Springs became an attraction for adventurous travelers. These hearty souls poled their way up the narrow Ocklawaha River from its intersection with the St. Johns River to the Silver River, through thick overhanging cypress and Spanish moss.

By 1850,  Silver Springs had become a commercial distribution center for Central Florida. Pole barges and later, steamships plied back and forth on the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers, moving supplies and crops.  Plantations growing vegetables, tobacco and oranges sprang up along the banks as nearby Ocala grew.

Under Davidson & Ray, the construction of Silver Springs’ Tourist Center was undertaken in the late 1950s – the historic shops and boat dock designed by famed architect Victor Lundy that still greet visitors today.

Price: $21.95