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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Images of America Series)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Images of America Series)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Images of America Series)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Images of America Series)


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Many historians believe that Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was

describing the landscape of Ponte Vedra Beach when he first

stepped ashore the land that he named La Florida, or "place of flowers."

After exploring the area north of present-day St. Augustine, he

proclaimed it a place of lush landscapes and beautiful beaches. Since

that day in April 1513, people from all walks of life have delighted

in the natural beauty of the area. They were drawn to the charming

land for many reasons, but miners who came to dig minerals out of the

beach sand were the first to visually capture its history. They brought

cameras with them when they arrived in the early 20th century and

left behind a rich trove of photographs. Those who followed recorded

their own history in photographs, and the charm and character of the

land is evident in the images that fill this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738591827
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 568,488
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Journalist and photojournalist Maggie FitzRoy and Beaches Museum & History Park archivist Taryn Rodriguez-Boette selected photographs from the historical society's collection of thousands of images to tell the story of the Ponte Vedra Beach community's fascinating past.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Mineral City 9

2 The Ponte Vedra Club 29

3 Palm Valley 45

4 World War II 59

5 Beach Scenes 69

6 Golf and Tennis 87

7 Growth and Development 111

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