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(Daily Mail)   Old-time photos of Florida motor camps and cottages document how Northern tourists discovered the state, vacationed there, moved there, and made it what it is today   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 37
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2012-07-08 09:20:38 AM  
It was all over once they built that viaduct.

"I don't know, vy a duck!?!"
 
2012-07-08 09:40:25 AM  
Is it a "wretched hive of scum and villainy"?
 
2012-07-08 10:13:28 AM  
FTFH: ... and made it what it is today.

So, they were all meth labs?
 
2012-07-08 10:14:28 AM  
Also : Blame the federal government for draining swamps and providing quinine and mosquito spraying, and ramming indoor plumbing down your throats.

/bootstraps, people.
 
2012-07-08 10:15:10 AM  

baka-san: It was all over once they built that viaduct.

"I don't know, vy a duck!?!"


Why a-no chicken?
 
2012-07-08 10:21:15 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: FTFH: ... and made it what it is today.

So, they were all meth labs?


We sent the B Ark.
 
2012-07-08 10:28:19 AM  
My favorite line from 'It Happened One Night' is "Your bus leaves in five minutes." It was in one of these car camps. Clark Gable can't even understand the guy, obviously a local extra. He sticks his head in Gable's cabin:

Ya bus leeees in fiiii mints.
Gable: What?
Ya bus le in fi mints.
 
2012-07-08 10:32:20 AM  

Revek: Is it a "wretched hive of scum and villainy"?


Only at your grandma's trailer park
 
2012-07-08 10:37:00 AM  
Why is every third greenlighted link from the Daily Mail?
 
2012-07-08 10:38:41 AM  
I've made it a bit of a habit to travel around the state a little bit recently and check out some of the historical societies. A lot of them do a really good job with up-keeping historical houses and converting them to museums. The one I went to yesterday, in Clermont, has a split focus on how life was for those who lived in Florida before the citrus boom, and life for those after, when money started coming into the state.

I know I can be sentimental because it's my home state, but Florida really has one of the more interesting state histories around, I think.
 
2012-07-08 10:41:39 AM  
Despite the stupidness of my state, many of you love it and don't lie because you vacation here. Do you vacation in North Dakota? No. Now, ready for the haters. Bring it ;)
 
2012-07-08 10:49:15 AM  
It wasn't that "Northerners" in general ruined Florida... it was specifically the stupid ones. they joined the stupid that was already there. Florida attracts stupid.
 
2012-07-08 10:49:30 AM  
The Hispanics migrated from the north? I'm all sorts of confused.

^^And I'll vacation to FL over ND when FL has pheasants^^
 
2012-07-08 10:50:52 AM  

lazymojo: It wasn't that "Northerners" in general ruined Florida... it was specifically the stupid ones. they joined the stupid that was already there. Florida attracts stupid.


Yeah, the stupid Yankees already here.
 
2012-07-08 10:54:53 AM  
2012-07-08 10:38:41 AM

I've made it a bit of a habit to travel around the state a little bit recently and check out some of the historical societies. A lot of them do a really good job with up-keeping historical houses and converting them to museums. The one I went to yesterday, in Clermont, has a split focus on how life was for those who lived in Florida before the citrus boom, and life for those after, when money started coming into the state.


The Keys have a boatload of history, from cigar factories to the start of the Spanish-American War.
 
2012-07-08 11:05:52 AM  
I wonder if fire ants had made it to Florida by the time the earlier photos were taken. They make the fun quotient drop dramatically.
 
2012-07-08 11:07:57 AM  
Florida, why does it look like a penis?
 
2012-07-08 11:19:56 AM  

AirborneBuckeye: Florida, why does it look like a penis?


www.picturesof.net

Mother Nature creates these spinny things that blow.
Up one side and up the other side.

/science. learn it.
 
2012-07-08 11:30:02 AM  
You could not pay me to be in a tent in Florida. EVER.
 
2012-07-08 11:40:34 AM  

RhineStoneTaco: I've made it a bit of a habit to travel around the state a little bit recently and check out some of the historical societies. A lot of them do a really good job with up-keeping historical houses and converting them to museums. The one I went to yesterday, in Clermont, has a split focus on how life was for those who lived in Florida before the citrus boom, and life for those after, when money started coming into the state.

I know I can be sentimental because it's my home state, but Florida really has one of the more interesting state histories around, I think.


Yep, and it's chronicled every day here on Fark.
 
2012-07-08 11:48:57 AM  
"Florida is one big Yankee retirement home"
(the late great) Lewis Grizzard

"Florida's in the south, but it's not a southern state"
unknown
 
2012-07-08 11:55:58 AM  

Keys dude: Despite the stupidness of my state, many of you love it and don't lie because you vacation here. Do you vacation in North Dakota? No. Now, ready for the haters. Bring it ;)


I vacation in New Orleans or Las Vegas or Northern Michigan or Mexico. Florida never even remotely enters the discussion.
 
2012-07-08 12:03:48 PM  
rubi_con_man: Also : Blame the federal government for draining swamps and providing quinine and mosquito spraying, and ramming indoor plumbing down your throats.

/bootstraps, people.


Har. There are no bootstraps in a state whose economy primarily runs on (A) tourism, (B) federal disaster aid, (C) drugs, and (D) bribes to building inspectors.

/if there were any bootstraps, they'd be paid for with federal funds
 
2012-07-08 12:09:01 PM  
Link

Keys dude: Despite the stupidness of my state, many of you love it and don't lie because you vacation here. Do you vacation in North Dakota? No. Now, ready for the haters. Bring it ;)


Oh, yeah, love it. My "uncle" took me there. Ain't been back.
blog.mlive.com
images.sofrep.com
 
2012-07-08 12:11:11 PM  

lazymojo: It wasn't that "Northerners" in general ruined Florida... it was specifically the stupid ones. they joined the stupid that was already there. Florida attracts stupid.


There are two groups that move to Florida: those from the economically powerful North East, where even the stupidest residents can make enough money to retire early and move to Florida, and criminal types looking for opportunities or just fleeing their past.
 
2012-07-08 12:38:52 PM  

AirborneBuckeye: LinkKeys dude: Despite the stupidness of my state, many of you love it and don't lie because you vacation here. Do you vacation in North Dakota? No. Now, ready for the haters. Bring it ;)

Oh, yeah, love it. My "uncle" took me there. Ain't been back.
[blog.mlive.com image 240x358]
[images.sofrep.com image 490x320]


I imagine that you had a "Stand By Me" moment after that.

deskofbrian.com

/it's hot, Acehole.
//wait.....
 
2012-07-08 01:24:26 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

From left to right, starting with the girl (seated): Axed, beheaded by chainsaw, boiled alive, almost escaped but stepped on insanely large metal bear trap and cut in half, escaped after burning down the BBQ stand/mansion of the reclusive Slaughterall Family.
 
2012-07-08 01:33:21 PM  

Shirley Ujest: You could not pay me to be in a tent in Florida. EVER.


I often used to wonder how the original Florida crackers managed to live in non-air-conditioned cabins in high summer. It's just downright oppressive.
 
2012-07-08 01:35:43 PM  
Come on, Failmitter, link to the real source of the photos instead of your daily quota of Fail greens.

www.floridamemory.com
 
2012-07-08 01:36:01 PM  

Revek: Is it a "wretched hive of scum and villainy"?


Yes
 
2012-07-08 02:30:43 PM  

Mister Pleco: AirborneBuckeye: LinkKeys dude: Despite the stupidness of my state, many of you love it and don't lie because you vacation here. Do you vacation in North Dakota? No. Now, ready for the haters. Bring it ;)

Oh, yeah, love it. My "uncle" took me there. Ain't been back.
[blog.mlive.com image 240x358]
[images.sofrep.com image 490x320]

I imagine that you had a "Stand By Me" moment after that.

[deskofbrian.com image 300x165]

/it's hot, Acehole.
//wait.....


Actually not.
/Suspect you're a civilian. ?
 
2012-07-08 03:39:49 PM  
Realize that any of these women could either be your grandmother or your great-grandmother:

i.dailymail.co.uk
/vintage side-boob
 
2012-07-08 04:07:37 PM  

AirborneBuckeye: Mister Pleco: AirborneBuckeye: LinkKeys dude: Despite the stupidness of my state, many of you love it and don't lie because you vacation here. Do you vacation in North Dakota? No. Now, ready for the haters. Bring it ;)

Oh, yeah, love it. My "uncle" took me there. Ain't been back.
[blog.mlive.com image 240x358]
[images.sofrep.com image 490x320]

I imagine that you had a "Stand By Me" moment after that.

[deskofbrian.com image 300x165]

/it's hot, Acehole.
//wait.....

Actually not.
/Suspect you're a civilian. ?


Just having fun. The reference to "Acehole" was from the original short story and not intended towards you.
 
2012-07-08 06:26:56 PM  
Anyone else see this photo and expect to have their fortune read by a girl with tarot cards channeling her psychic, invalid mother?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-08 07:49:19 PM  
Hey a Coleman Stove!
img220.imageshack.us
Ever try to light one of those suckas?
Get the timing right...or...
img155.imageshack.us

Never light on in a tent (or after a beer or six...)
 
2012-07-09 07:54:48 PM  

buckler: Shirley Ujest: You could not pay me to be in a tent in Florida. EVER.

I often used to wonder how the original Florida crackers managed to live in non-air-conditioned cabins in high summer. It's just downright oppressive.


It was still humid, but the old cracker houses allowed for plenty of ventilation.
/Grew up in north FL.
//My friend's grandparents et al were from old FL cracker stock.
///Cracker Houses
 
2012-07-10 01:42:33 AM  
Florida really does have a fascinating history. It's one of those states that was always kind of in the middle of events, but protected its obscurity, too. I feel lucky to have had a chance to spend three decades there, and in a number of different places in the state, too. I've lived in Pensacola, Miami, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tallahassee...each mini-region has a different feel, and reflects the history of the development of the state in different ways.

Added to the fact that much of it is very beautiful. I feel sorry for those who only ever saw Disney World or their gated/retirement hives, or the bases and surrounding dumpy areas.

Another fun thing to do, if you're interested in Florida's tourism history, is check out the state's old tourist motels and roadside attractions.

It's a vanishing world.
 
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