Sunday, December 19, 2010

Florida History: Fort Lauderdale's meager tourist attractions of 1901

Florida East Coast Hotel Company
East Coast of Florida: 
The new Florida General Information and Hotel List for 1901-1902

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The description below, written in 1901 about one of the stops of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway, would hardly draw tourists to Fort Lauderdale today. Fort Lauderdale has come a long way, Henry. 

So named from an old fort of Seminole War times. Seminole Indians come here to do their trading. Numerous vegetable farms and groves of citrus fruit surround the town. Plenty of good hunting and fishing.
                         305 miles from St. Augustine
                         One way      $12.20
                         Round trip    $18.50

Tags: Fort Lauderdale history, Fort Lauderdale tourism

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