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ew1usnr
10-13-2013, 07:22 PM
We drove The Wonder Falcon on a 200-mile round trip from Tampa to Silver Springs today. In the 1950's and 1960's the glass bottom boats at Silver Springs were a huge tourist attraction. Attendance declined, though, and the State bought it and turned it into a state park.
See: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/13/177105692/before-disney-floridas-silver-springs-lured-tourists (http://www.npr.org/2013/04/13/177105692/before-disney-floridas-silver-springs-lured-tourists)

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We drove up Highway 301 that parallels Interstate 75 and I pulled over and took this picture at an old souvenir stand that has seen better days. Evidently, 301 used to be the tourist route prior to the interstate.

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