Jacksonville's Southside

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Beneath the asphalt and concrete of Southside's bustling streets lurks a fascinating and surprising history filled with stories from the past that rival anything found in a best-selling novel. From the remains of a Civil War gunboat to an elephant named Miss Chic, the vintage photographs in Images of America: Jacksonville's Southside feature vaudeville performers and lion tamers, peacocks and pioneers, alligators and bears, time capsules and Times Square, towers and turpentine, immigrants and entrepreneurs, Insta-Burger King and Storyland U.S.A., chain gangs and a giant orange T. Rex, underground tunnels, and even a profound "miracle in the pines."
ISBN: 9780738591810
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Debra Webb Rogers, a former ballet dancer and longtime Southside resident, culled this unique collection of photographs from many sources, including the Jacksonville Historical Society, the Jacksonville Public Library, the State of Florida Photographic Archives, the Landon Alumni Association, local churches and businesses, and the private collections of many individuals. Rogers is the author of Images of America: San Marco, two nonfiction dance books, one novel, and a genealogy book on the descendants of Israel Boone.
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