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Author Vickers, Lu.

Title Weeki Wachee, city of mermaids : a history of one of Florida's oldest roadside attractions / text by Lu Vickers ; story research and photograph compilation by Sara Dionne ; foreword by Gary R. Mormino and Raymond Arsenault.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  791.06 VICKERS    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 295 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 x 27 cm.
Series The Florida history and culture series
Florida history and culture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-288) and index.
Contents Florida : a watery dreamscape -- The human fish -- Wakulla : fit palace for Neptune -- Transforming myth into kitsch -- The forties and fifties : Weeki Wachee's glamour shot -- The sixties : from Elvis to Don Knotts -- The seventies : the era of the mouse -- The eighties : the age of acquisition -- The nineties : from the encyclopedia of bad taste to the tails of yesteryear -- The merlinnium : a return to the sublime.
Subject Amusement parks -- Florida -- Weeki Wachee -- History.
Mermaids -- Florida -- Weeki Wachee -- History.
Weeki Wachee (Fla.) -- History.
Hernando County (Fla.) -- History.
Added Author Dionne, Sara.
ISBN 0813030412 alkaline paper
9780813030418 alkaline paper
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