Flashback Friday: Tourist map of Florida from 1950

IMG_0054This is one of my favorites from my personal collection of old Florida maps. This tourist map which highlights Florida’s east coast is from 1950, when Harry Truman was still President and kept his “Little White House” in Key West. Interstate Highways hadn’t come to Florida yet and the first urban expressways would not be built in Jacksonville and Miami for a few more years. These were good days in Florida’s tourist industry as World War II had exposed a whole generation of Americans to Florida’s beaches, charm and history. The next 20 years would see massive growth in tourism especially to Miami, which had been a hot tourist destination in the 1920′ s but faded soon after the disastrous 1926 Hurricane.

Images of this map are below.

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