Summer Fun 1961 – Orlando Travel Brochure

Ads for Gary’s Duck Inn and Cherry Plaza Hotel. I found this brochure at an estate sale recently. It features marketing and promotions for Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland and Central Florida, circa 1961. Lots of good stuff. It’s also a good reference guide to¬†Orlando in the 1960s. Click below for more. As always, click the image for a larger version.   Morrison’s Cafeterias were still around Florida ten or...

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Then and Now – Hialeah Florida (To to Lo Chee Drive)

More Florida aerial photography, ‘Then and Now’. This time, I dug up some photos of the To to Lo Chee Drive neighborhood in Hialeah (right along the Miami River). This neighborhood holds a special place in my heart because it’s where my dad’s family grew up. Click on an image to make larger. First, the neighborhood in 1938. Here’s 1952. Finally, 2009. The keyhole shaped park in the center of the...

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Then and Now Orlando – Citrus Bowl (408 and John Young Parkway)

Here’s another Then and Now aerial photo-set. This time we look at the area near the East-West Expressway (408) and John Young Parkway, near the Citrus Bowl. Click on the photos for larger versions. The first photo is from 1947. Interesting to note that the football and baseball fields were already in place, albeit under more primitive conditions. Here’s the area in 2009. Photo credits: University of Florida Aerial...

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