Inventing the Florida Vacation

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Join award-winning historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. to explore the rich and colorful history of Florida tourism from the 1940s to 1971, including the amusing and quirky attractions that helped the sunshine state become America’s favorite vacation destination. From the water skiers at Cypress Gardens to the alligators at Gatorland, these tourist diversions amazed and enchanted vacationers in mid-century Florida!