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Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography

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By the late 1940s, long before Disney dreamed of building a magic kingdom in central Florida, the state had more botanical gardens, jungles, monkeys, parrots, and glass-bottomed boats than a tourist could shake a camera at. But only one place had banana-eating mermaids, and that was Weeki Wachee.
          Located about forty-five miles north of Tampa, and still in ex
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 21st 2012 by University Press of Florida (first published October 15th 2012)
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Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Moatly just photographs, but they are such neat pictures, you feel entranced. There is an introduction with a brief history and little letter from a former mermaid. Both really interesting and a little sad when you realize how far from popularity this attraction actually fell. You are definitely reminded of what tourism was like in the 30's-50's, and how creativity and and a little ingenuity made something a success. I am fascinated by this place and would love to go there someday.
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