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The Good Old Days
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 30° 23.659 W 082° 56.034
17R E 314204 N 3364067
Quick Description: Located at the springs at the end of 91st Dr
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2018 8:48:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMY8MW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 4

Long Description:
Suwannee Springs was one of Florida's original tourist destinations. The springhouse was probably established around the time of the Civil War. People came from all around the east coast to partake of the "healing spring waters" which were rumored to cure everything from gout to marital problems. From the Civil War to the 1920's the site had a succession of 4 wooden hotels, a bath house, and many private cottages. A special spur railroad line was established just to handle the tourists to the springs. The last hotel burned in 1925 and with the decline of the railroads the resort faded away. Today, the springhouse and some private cabins on adjacent property is all that is left of the site.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Suwannee

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Suwannee River Water Management District

Website: Not listed

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