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Florida: A History In Pictures

128 pages
Macintyre Purcell

With more than 130 photographs — many of them seen for the first time — Florida: A History in Pictures offers a stunning portrait of this one-of-a-kind state.

From the stone forts at St. Augustine, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, to the Everglades or “The Big Swamp” as it was called at the beginning of the 20th century to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, the Fort Myers Beach arches and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, it is all here! Historic Florida offers us a window into the past and you can almost feel the warmth on your face and taste the oranges fresh from the grove.

Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies have put together the definitive photographic account of the Sunshine State.

Author Bio

Mike McGinness is a native of Florida, born in Orlando and raised in Altamonte Springs and Tampa. He has lived in Florida for 58 years except for five years spent in Georgia during his teens. Mike has a passion for studying history, the great outdoors, bass fishing, music, and rooting for his favorite sports teams. He works in Data Center Operations for AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs and has been with the same company for 38 years.

Jeff Davies’ passion for history has spanned many decades. Jeff came to Miami Beach, FL via Brooklyn, NY. His family relocated to North Bay Village when Jeff was just five years old. Jeff was always interested in the history behind old pictures and became known as the family historian. He eventually became the third generation in the audio/video electronics business and continues with this profession today. Jeff lives in Boca Raton, Florida.