Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Dream about a bygone world of natural wonders in Tim Hollis’ Remembering Florida Springs. This book explores the “big five” of Florida’s commercially developed springs: Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee Spring, and Homosassa Springs. Discover the tourist history of these attractions through postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers, and souvenirs from their early days. … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

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Remembering Florida Springs

Dive into the colorful past of Florida’s natural wonders! "Hollis plunges readers into the nostalgic waters of Florida’s most famous springs. Lavishly illustrated with rare photos and flyers, this beautiful book celebrates the classic years of twentieth-century Florida tourism."--Brian R. Rucker, author of Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida "A collection of … Continue reading Remembering Florida Springs

Spotlight on Florida Photography

The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida.   E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age … Continue reading Spotlight on Florida Photography

October Review Roundup

Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in October! Our newly published book George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables by Arva Moore Parks received a delightful review from the Miami Herald this month. The reviewer called the book "a sweeping account of how one man came to symbolize the optimism of his time … Continue reading October Review Roundup

Discovering a Forgotten Florida Park

The Segregated Story of the State’s Most Famous Spring Written by Lu Vickers, coauthor (with Cynthia Wilson-Graham) of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs, released this month from University Press of Florida . After writing several books on vintage Florida tourist attractions, I considered writing one on the grandmother of them all—Silver Springs. But … Continue reading Discovering a Forgotten Florida Park

Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

Florida's vanishing springs, an ongoing concern for the state, have been a hot topic in the news again recently. In this guest post, beloved UPF author and Florida native, Gary Monroe, responds to the state's intention to reclaim Silver Springs from Festival Fun Parks and attempt to prevent further environmental degradation of the natural wonder. The Fate of … Continue reading Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

Introducing Six Degrees of Separation: An Occasional Feature Wherein We Make an Elaborate Effort to Link Our Books to (Occasionally Obscure) Events, People, or Twitter Trends

[This first of these features doesn’t count because it only takes two degrees to get to one of our books, but here’s an example of how they'll will work.] We are saddened by the recent news of Jane Russell’s death at age 89. Russell was a voluptuous pin-up girl, admired by millions of soldiers during … Continue reading Introducing Six Degrees of Separation: An Occasional Feature Wherein We Make an Elaborate Effort to Link Our Books to (Occasionally Obscure) Events, People, or Twitter Trends