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Beyond the theme parks : exploring central Florida
Brotemarkle, Benjamin D.
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Publication Information:
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 1999.
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xii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Central Library F309.3 .B76 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library F309.3 .B76 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Whether a resident or tourist, this text explores Central Florida, from attractions within easy driving distance to places to enjoy real-life heritage. It includes photographs, an easy-to-follow map, a cultural arts calendar and lists historic sites and arts organizations with brief descriptions, addresses and phone numbers.

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Library Journal Review

Part tour guide and part historical resource, this book will be useful both to visitors and to residents, old and new, of central Florida. Brotemarkle, an Orlando radio host, has won journalism awards for his coverage of central Florida history and culture. His in-depth research is immediately apparent, as is his plea for historic preservation. Small historic towns that get only one paragraph in most travel guides are each given a lengthy chapter here, complete with footnotes. Appendixes include a complete listing of local arts groups, historic sites in the region, and a calendar of annual arts and cultural festivals. The photographs are helpful, but a more detailed map for each city is missing. Nonetheless, this book fills a gap, combining local history and current events with information gleaned from interviews. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.ÄKimberly A. Bateman, South Regional Broward Community Coll. Lib., FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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