Modern methods of traveling and the corresponding number of travelers, permitting easy access to all parts of the civilized world; and especially throughout the United States, cause many persons to spend their winters in a semi-tropical climate, thereby combining the opportunity to escape the rigor of winter and secure that change of climate condusive to health and happiness. To entertain this vast concourse of people, whose dispositions and tastes vary almost as much as their personal appearance, is no small matter. For the success of each city or locality, in obtaining its proportion of tourists is in proportion to their being properly and satisfactorily entertained. Time, unless satisfactorily occupied by the individual, hangs heavily on his hands, and a change is made for the better, the first available opportunity. The first questions arising in regard to a given locality are its accessibility, its living accommodations and its opportunities for enjoyment.
Society, Florida Historical
"Origin of the Shell Mounds,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol1/iss1/9