Florida tourism grew during the Reconstruction period, and it became a major force in the economy along the St. Johns River. Some of this development occurred as a result of stories about Florida published in northern newspapers and magazines. Among these articles are a series which appeared in a Newark, New Jersey, paper, the Sentinel of Freedom.
Foster, John T.
"Tourism Was Not The Only Purpose: Jacksonville Republicans and Newark's Sentinel of Freedom,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 63:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol63/iss3/6