Join Swampy, the Swamp Ape, in his adventures around Florida! From stops around the state, his cartoon strip fun & Florida collectibles he finds! The comic strip appears every Mon, Wed and Fri! Here's Swampy's site: http://swampysflorida.com/

Swampy’s #Florida Ads from today in 1938:Bradford County TelegraphS.R. Johns & Sons - Cash Prices OnlyPhone: 45Address: Near the S.A.L. DepotFAT hens - 18 centsWhat is Cincy Scratch?More - http://swampysflorida.com/?p=11266

Swampy’s #Florida Ads from today in 1938:
Bradford County Telegraph
S.R. Johns & Sons - Cash Prices Only
Phone: 45
Address: Near the S.A.L. Depot
FAT hens - 18 cents
What is Cincy Scratch?
More - http://swampysflorida.com/?p=11266

Swampy’s #Florida says Happy International Coffee Day! Paco Pete, his granddaughter, Bunny and Zuber stop at the local coffee shop. Pete tips a cup of java, Bunny gets a coffee flavored milkshake and Zuber gets a coffee flavored milk, hold the coffee. Though there are many coffee shops across Florida, the locally owned shops have been struggling. One of Swampy’s favorites and does very well is the The Drowsy Poet Coffee Company, INC., thanks partly to the school beside it, the Pensacola Christian College. When in Pensacola nab a yummy and large Rocky Road Brownie! Also, Jazz music plays Saturday mornings!

Swampy’s #Florida says Happy International Coffee Day! Paco Pete, his granddaughter, Bunny and Zuber stop at the local coffee shop. Pete tips a cup of java, Bunny gets a coffee flavored milkshake and Zuber gets a coffee flavored milk, hold the coffee.

Though there are many coffee shops across Florida, the locally owned shops have been struggling. One of Swampy’s favorites and does very well is the The Drowsy Poet Coffee Company, INC., thanks partly to the school beside it, the Pensacola Christian College. When in Pensacola nab a yummy and large Rocky Road Brownie! Also, Jazz music plays Saturday mornings!

Swampy’s #Florida Historic Photos: In Lake City in the 1880s along US Highway 90.

Swampy’s #Florida Historic Photos:
In Lake City in the 1880s along US Highway 90.

Swampy says Happy Read a Child a Book You Like Day!

Swampy says Happy Read a Child a Book You Like Day!

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It’s Read a Child a Book You Like Day! Pasco Pete’s Granddaughter, Bunny, settles in to listen to Trilby read her ‘A Land Remembered’ by Patrick Smith. Until it becomes very apparent that Trilby can’t read.

Swampy recommends reading the children’s version of Patrick Smith’s ‘A Land Remembered’.

Patrick’s son is taking another tour through Florida starting in October. We recommend attending one…

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Swampy’s Sunday Services: First Methodist Church, Lakeland, about 1970.

Swampy’s Sunday Services: First Methodist Church, Lakeland, about 1970.

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This is the First Methodist Church of Lakeland as it was for a few decades. Recently massive construction is producing a whole new structure on the property.

The postcard is not postmarked. Reading the history of the church on their website it would seem this is likely from around 1970.

Click here to learn more about and to plan a trip to visit the church.

Here is where the church is:
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Swampy’s #Florida Live: with Mark and his signed & drawn in Swampy’s Florida books at National Public Lands Day! Diane, Carol, and Mark are all part of the Florida Trail Association…as is Swampy! We’re all at the Santos Trailhead of the Cross Florida Greenway. #NPLD

Swampy’s #Florida Live: with Mark and his signed & drawn in Swampy’s Florida books at National Public Lands Day! Diane, Carol, and Mark are all part of the Florida Trail Association…as is Swampy! We’re all at the Santos Trailhead of the Cross Florida Greenway. #NPLD

Swampy’s Postcard Saturday: Lobby of The Diplomat, Hollywood-by-the-Sea, 1970.

Swampy’s Postcard Saturday: Lobby of The Diplomat, Hollywood-by-the-Sea, 1970.

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Here is a postcard of the lobby of The Diplomat Golf and Racquet Club in Hollywood-by-the-Sea. The back of the card states,’The warm, casual lobby welcomes you to teh perfect lodge for sportsmen.’

The postcard was mailed OCtober 13th, 1970 from Doris to Miss Carrie Place, Willimantie, Connecticut.

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Swampy says Happy World Tourism Day!

Today is World Tourism Day! The goal of Swampy’s Florida is get everyone to travel and learn about our great state of Florida.

Swampy says Happy World Tourism Day!

Today is World Tourism Day! The goal of Swampy’s Florida is get everyone to travel and learn about our great state of Florida.