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Old 03-02-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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While websurfing,I discovered a neat website about all things Florida. Check it out...AuthenticFlorida.com
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Neat website! Thanks for posting!
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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Your welcome!
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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my friend, "authentic" Florida is long, long gone.....when I first went to FLA in 1960, the Gulf Coast was a sleepy little town, and the entire State had 2 million citizens....now it is what, 17 million?

Gone are the little pink cottages I used to stay in, and the sand swept roads...


northern folks went to FLA in the winter....but could not bear the blast furnace heat the other part of the year

air conditioning changed that, beginning in the 1960s, and today the Gulf Coast is one big strip shopping center, punctuated by small-lot housing developments
[aside of course from the abodes of the rich, who visit for just the winter]

i lament the passing of Authentic Florida, it was a nice place to visit....during the 3 pleasant months...
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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When i was a kid I used to ride my mini bike out of our house near the beach on sand key fl. My dad bought Beers for a nickle.You didn't have to pay to park at the beach. Gas wars were going on and I could buy a gallon of gas at the local shell station for two returned coke bottles or 10 cents a gallon. Most of the beach streets were oiled dirt. The taxes were almost nothing and the state had no debt or crime. The only bad thing was most people didn't have ac yet. That was the good old days of Florida beach life. Oh by the way I am not that old either. The way I see it today you have to own your own island now a days to get that back.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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my friend, "authentic" Florida is long, long gone.....when I first went to FLA in 1960, the Gulf Coast was a sleepy little town, and the entire State had 2 million citizens....now it is what, 17 million?

Gone are the little pink cottages I used to stay in, and the sand swept roads...


northern folks went to FLA in the winter....but could not bear the blast furnace heat the other part of the year

air conditioning changed that, beginning in the 1960s, and today the Gulf Coast is one big strip shopping center, punctuated by small-lot housing developments
[aside of course from the abodes of the rich, who visit for just the winter]

i lament the passing of Authentic Florida, it was a nice place to visit....during the 3 pleasant months...
whoo hoo! Air conditioning! High five!!! anybody?...oh

Well, Times Square ain't what it used to be either.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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my friend, "authentic" Florida is long, long gone.....when I first went to FLA in 1960, the Gulf Coast was a sleepy little town, and the entire State had 2 million citizens....now it is what, 17 million?

Gone are the little pink cottages I used to stay in, and the sand swept roads...


northern folks went to FLA in the winter....but could not bear the blast furnace heat the other part of the year

air conditioning changed that, beginning in the 1960s, and today the Gulf Coast is one big strip shopping center, punctuated by small-lot housing developments
[aside of course from the abodes of the rich, who visit for just the winter]

i lament the passing of Authentic Florida, it was a nice place to visit....during the 3 pleasant months...
Has the town you lived in changed since 1960 ?
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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My area has not changed by much since the 60's at all around the Colorado high country. Not much up at 10,000 feet except animals with 4 legs. It was much more busy in the 1800's with gold and silver than it is now. That is why I like it in the Summer time.
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