Isn’t this old ad from the early 1920s great? Thanks to my mother, local historian Sandra Henderson Thurlow, I have some old real estate ads to share from our region of the state. It makes me think…
The ad reads:
Oscar Hand Pullman Bus Line Connecting with Everglades Boat Line
“Scenic Route of Florida” Daily (Except Sunday)
Through the Everglades, Canals, Across Lake Okeechobee and Along the Famous Muck Soil, the Richest in the World.
Down the Famous Caloosahatchee Vally Route, Abounding with Tropical Scenery, To Fort Myers, the Prettiest Town on the West Coast.
Today? We could offer a Toxic Algae Tour from Coast to Coast, couldn’t we?
Our ad could read:
A boat ride from the red tide waters of the Atlantic through a polluted St Lucie River
to an airplane or satellite view of an algae filled Lake Okeechobee
then a boat ride to the ailing Calooshahtchee with both red and green tides too!
Historic Scenic Route of Florida?
It went to Hell in a Handbasket!
Local Historian Sandra Henderson Thurlow, Martin County, FL: http://www.sandrathurlow.com
Stuart History Stuart Chamber: https://www.stuartmartinchamber.org/tourism/history
Florida Landboom: http://floridahistory.org/landboom.htm
Florida Land Boom Florida History: https://www.floridamemory.com/blog/tag/florida-land-boom/
History of Development, Fort Meyers, FL: https://fortmyers.org/live-in-fort-myers/history-of-fort-myers/
What’s an algae bloom and how did it wind up sliming Florida’s biggest lake?
BY JENNY STALETOVICH, https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article214620390.html
Phy.Org: What’s Causing the Algae Crisis? https://phys.org/news/2018-08-florida-algae-crisis.html
Red Tide, FWC east and west coasts of Florida: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus