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Sun hunting: adventures and observations among the native and migratory tribes of Florida, including the stoical time-killers of Palm Beach, the gentle and gregarious tin-canners of the remote interior, and the vivacious and semi-violent peoples of Miami and its purlieus.

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Date Issued:
1922
Summary:
Humorous description of 1920s Florida and the customs of the northerners who visit its resorts in Palm Beach and Miami as well as its free auto camps around Tampa.
Title: Sun hunting: adventures and observations among the native and migratory tribes of Florida, including the stoical time-killers of Palm Beach, the gentle and gregarious tin-canners of the remote interior, and the vivacious and semi-violent peoples of Miami and its purlieus.
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Name(s): Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1922
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill
Place of Publication: Indianapolis, Ind.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 198 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Humorous description of 1920s Florida and the customs of the northerners who visit its resorts in Palm Beach and Miami as well as its free auto camps around Tampa.
Table of Contents: Bk. 1. The time-killers. Of time-killing in the French and English manner -- Of the passage from winter to summer in one day's time -- Of the peculiar differences between two sides of a lake -- Of the apotheosis of the bicycle -- Of the telegram-expecters -- Of the changing of the clothes -- Of the fascinations of the beach -- Of the three day suckers -- Of the smartest thing in Palm Beach -- Of those who wish to crash into society -- Of the alibi window -- Of nuts in the Coconut Grove -- Of the divergences between Bradley's and Monte Carlo -- Bk. 2. The tin-canners. Of January in the north -- Of a pronounced change of scene -- Of migrants and migrations -- Of the tin-can tourists of the world -- Of portable bungalows -- Of Mrs. Jarley, the original tin-canner -- Of the migrant from Marion -- Of the marvelous sitting ability of the tin-canners -- Bk. 3. Tropical growth. Of the enthusiasm of all growing things in Florida -- Of hotel rates -- Of palm trees -- Of Miami and of tropical growth -- Of real-estate dealers -- Of subdivisions, wise and otherwise -- Of the suspicious stories concerning the mango -- Of the Everglades and of the two seasons obtaining in that damp locality -- Of the old Miami and the new Miami -- Of the arrival of Carl Fisher in Miami -- Of expensive expenses and heated ice-rinks -- Of one-piece and two-fifths-piece bathing suits -- Of Florida fishing.
Target Audience: Grades 9-12
Target Audience: College students and adults
Target Audience: general
Identifier: AAA6246QF00004/30/200308/02/200413398BfamIa D0QF (FCLAZ), ONICF176- 1 (Source), FHP C CF 2003-04-30 (DNX), FIPS12099 (snx), FIPS12086 (snx), FIPS12057 (snx), FCLA url 20040215xOCLC (snx), 55693466 (oclc), CF00001620 (IID), 2572037 (digitool), ucf:14261 (fedora)
Note(s): On author's bookplate affixed to endpapers: "For C. W. Ellison with the best wishes of Kenneth Roberts".
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2003. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Tourism -- Florida
Tourists -- Florida -- Social life and customs -- Humor
Florida -- Humor
Palm Beach -- 12099
Miami-Dade -- 12086
Hillsborough -- 12057
Florida -- Description and travel
The Florida Boom and Bust, 1919-1929
Description and travel
Social history
Library Classification: F316 .R64 1922
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/fhp/CF00001620.jpg
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Owner Institution: UCF
Original Title: Sun hunting: adventures and observations among the native and migratory tribes of Florida...
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Is Part of Series: Florida Heritage Collection.
(Link to Collection)