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Cypress Gardens {part of the} Images of America {series}

Flekke, Mary M., Sarah E. MacDonald, and Randall M. MacDonald.

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ISBN 10: 073854339X / ISBN 13: 9780738543390
Editorial: Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina, 2006
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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"Florida's first theme park, Cypress Gardens, was the brainchild of Richard Downing 'Dick Pope Sr. With his wife, Julie Downing Pope, he transformed a marshy, lakeside property in Winter Haven into a magnificent garden. The park's first visitors in 1936 toured pathways surrounded by lush plants from around the world. Kent Buescher purchased Cypress Gardens in 2004, and today's expanded Cypress Gardens Adventure Park preserves the famil\y-friendly appeal of Dick and Julie Pope's magnificent park." This book has 127 pages and is profusely illustrated. The book is a SIGNED copy from authors of the book, Mary M. Flekke and Randall M. MacDonald. N° de ref. de la librería 062532

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Título: Cypress Gardens {part of the} Images of ...

Editorial: Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

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Florida's first theme park, Cypress Gardens, was the brainchild of Richard Downing Dick" Pope Sr. With his wife, Julie Downing Pope, he transformed a marshy, lakeside property in Winter Haven into a magnificent garden. The park's first visitors in 1936 toured pathways surrounded by lush plants from around the world. Two years later, electric boats meandered through the park's winding, hand-dug canals. Water ski shows commenced in 1942, and the park became the "Water Ski Capital of the World." The Florida-shaped Esther Williams Swimming Pool still graces the shore of Lake Eloise. The park was a set for dozens of short feature films, a stage for beauty pageants, and a site for special television broadcasts. A butterfly garden, zoo, rides, and the small-town Southern Crossroads shopping and dining area remain popular features. Kent Buescher purchased Cypress Gardens in 2004, and today's expanded Cypress Gardens Adventure Park preserves the family-friendly appeal of Dick and Julie Pope's magnificent park."

About the Author:

Mary M. Flekke, Sarah E. MacDonald, and Randall M. MacDonald are longtime Cypress Gardens visitors. Drawn from the park's archives, the authors' collections, and area libraries, these images trace the development and life of Florida's iconic roadside attraction and celebrate those who make Cypress Gardens memorable.

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