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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.


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.


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


Indianapolis, Ind.




198 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.



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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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