Visit Florida State Parks and Historic Memorials


Two mid-century pictorial guides to parks and historic sites in Florida.

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Issued by the state’s parks department, this pair of Florida maps celebrates the rich history and diverse natural beauty of the Sunshine State. Photographs around the border and illustrations within the image add life and action. Parks and historic sites are labeled and a key identifies their status – Open, Partially Open, Undeveloped and Historic Memorials.

A brief comparison between the two maps shows the rapid expansion of the department in the decades following its establishment in 1935. It’s theorized that the 13+ million visitors to Florida’s Hall at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair, plus the rapidly growing popularity of parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, prompted the state legislature to finally fund the park service as a separate entity. Between its organization and 1960, the department oversaw the opening of over 30 state parks.

Price is for the pair.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1951 & c. 1954

Author: Florida Board of Parks & Historic Memorials

Sheet Width (in): 15.00

Sheet Height (in): 17.00

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Some discoloration and wear along originally issued fold lines.


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