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Ocklawaha River

Vista on Ocklawaha River
  Moss covered lie oaks the stately water oak and cypress, sweet bay, magnolia, palm, palmetto trees, water hyacinths, dogwood and many ohter trees and shrubs combined by God's handiwork and coloring create a vista entrancing andn impressive to the tourist who has just left behind the frozen and snow covered fields and woods of the north.  Botanists declare that more kinds of hardwood trees and shrubs grow here than in New England.  
(C) 1911 R. W. Thompson
Along the Charming Ocklawaha River
Along the Charming Ocklawaha River, Florida —  Banks of lillies and blossoming vines.  Though this is the home of the alligator, it is unique in its wealth of variety in inanimate life.  In some parts of the tourist route great cypress trees are measured by the eye with wonder.  Those of nearly ten feet in diameter were common along the lower part of the river.  The growth is so slow that about sixty annual rings or cases measure but an inch in thickness, which proves that the age of a tree three feet semi diameter antedates the Christian Era.  (C) 1911 R. W. Thompson

St. Johns River

Moonlight on the St. John's River at the mouth of the Ocklawaha, Fla.  Showing patches of blossoming water hyacinths, and the dark forest where the Hart Line tourist steamer enters the Ocklawaha River at a point invisible till close approach. (C) 1911 R. W. Thompson
Sunset on the St. John's River
Sunset on the St. John's River — The tourist on the Hart Line steamer is now about to leave the broad St. John's and entering the Ocklawaha River will enjoy a vista the beauty of which no pen can describe.  The route of the tourist steamer is twenty-five miles on the St. John's River from Palatka, 100 miles on the Ocklawaha River, and nine miles on the Silver Springs River to Silver Springs, time 24 hours, returning to Palatka by the delightful noiseless swinging by the current in five hours less time, through many hundred beautiful horse shoe curves.  (C) 1911 R. W. Thompson

Suwannee River

Way Down Upon the Suwannee River


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